Category:Church of the Holy Apostles (Constantinople)

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Church of the Holy Apostles 
church in Istanbul
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Instance of church building,
former building or structure
LocationIstanbul, Istanbul Province
Architectural style
Founded by
Inception
  • 6th century
41° 01′ 10.92″ N, 28° 56′ 58.92″ E
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iglesia de los Santos Apóstoles (es); Apostoleion (eu); església dels Sants Apòstols (ca); Eglwys yr Apostolion Sanctaidd (cy); Царква Апосталаў (be); Սուրբ Առաքյալների եկեղեցի (hy); 圣使徒教堂 (zh); De Hellige Apostels Kirke (da); Biserica Sfinții Apostoli (ro); کلیسیائے رسل مقدس (ur); כנסיית השליחים הקדושים (he); Рәсүлләр чиркәве (tt); Preĝejo de la Sanktaj Apostoloj (eo); Црква Свети Апостоли (mk); chiesa dei Santi Apostoli (it); église des Saints-Apôtres (fr); Apostlite kirik (et); Igreja dos Santos Apóstolos (pt); Црква Светих апостола у Цариграду (sr); Crkva Svetih apostola (sh); 聖諸使徒聖堂 (ja); Gereja Rasul Suci (id); Kościół Świętych Apostołów (pl); Havariyyun Kilisesi (tr); Church of the Holy Apostles (nl); kostel svatých Apoštolů (cs); Церковь Апостолов (ru); Свети Апостоли (bg); Apostelkirche (de); Church of the Holy Apostles (en); كنيسة الرسل المقدسة (ar); Ναός των Αγίων Αποστόλων (el); Церква Дванадцяти апостолів (uk) biserică ortodoxă (ro); Constantinopla (es); kostel v Istanbulu (cs); chrześcijańska bazylika wybudowana w Konstantynopolu w 550 r. (pl); כנסייה באיסטנבול (he); kerkgebouw in Turkije (nl); Constantinoble (ca); edificio religioso di Istanbul (it); Kirchengebäude in Istanbul (de); church in Istanbul (en); kishë (sq); كنيسة في تركيا (ar); Εκκλησία στην Κωνσταντινούπολη (el); Kirke i Istanbul (da) iglesia de los Santos Apostoles (es); 聖使徒大聖堂 (コンスタンディヌーポリ) (ja); Hagioi Apostoloi, Church of the Holy Apostles (en)
English: The Church of the Holy Apostles, also known as the Imperial Polyandreion — a Christian basilica built in Constantinople (then the capital of the Byzantine Empire) in 550.
  • The church was built to preserve the holy relics of the twelve Apostles, however only a few relics could be obtained. The church was rebuilt during the reign of Justinian I. It was cruciform in plan with five domes. It had a projecting narthex and an atrium. Building materials left from construction of the Hagia Sophia were used.
  • All emperors who ruled since the time of Constantine I to Constantine VIII were buried there. Alexios III Angelos had the graves of the emperors looted to obtain revenues. In the Latin invasion of 1204 the tombs were once more pillaged and robbed of their relics. Portions of the church had fallen into ruins in the 14th century.
  • In 1453, after the Islamic Ottoman conquest, it was granted to the Patriarchate of Constantinople, however because of its ruinous condition it was abandoned by the Patriarch. built on the ruins of the Church of the Holy Apostles ,
  • In 1461 the ruins of the Church of the Holy Apostles was demolished by Sultan Mehmed II to make way for the new Fatih Mosque.

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