Istanbul's Holy Places
Istanbul has been a honey pot for different races, cultures and religions since
time immemorial. When you gaze at the European side from the sea, between the
minarets rising to the sky don't be surprised to see church domes. As the capital
of several civilizations for centuries Istanbul naturally has also been the center
of an assortment of religions.
The historical Mosques of the city are the most beautiful structures of Muslim
architecture. The Jewish community forced to emigrate from Spain more than 500
years ago was welcomed in Istanbul. Since then they have continued to worship
at different synagogues. Greek Orthodox and Armenian Patriarchates are still
active in town. You can also find Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Armenian and
Syriac churches serving their communities in different districts. Moreover Bahais
also have a representative in the city.
Istanbul has many places where people of very different religions have lived
side-by-side for centuries and continue to do so.
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