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Chora (Kariye) Museum, was built as a church in the 14th century. Besides its attractive exterior, the mosaics and frescoes inside are considered masterpieces of the Byzantine "renaissance". Mosaic panels in the two narthexes at the entrance depict the lives of the Virgin and Christ in the chronological order described in the Bible. The museum is located in a charming district with old wooden houses, hotels and cafes.

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