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The current, very handsome, church was built in 1841. There has been a convent dedicated to St Peter here at least from the late 15th century and it may have been established before the 1453 conquest. Once Mehmet II appropriated the large Church of St Paul (or Domenico), the Dominicans Moved uphill and, after some overcrowding, a larger church and monastery were built in 1603-04.

The church is set into one of the remaining fragments of the Genoese walls of Galata. Among the many sacred possessions of the church is a venerable icon of the Virgin Mary of Hodegetria. The church is open every weekday morning between 7 and 8. (41.024779,28.973029)

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Centre of Istanbul: Genoese walls next to Church of St Peter and St Paul

Centre of Istanbul: Genoese walls next to Church of St Peter and St Paul

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One Response to “Dominican Church and Convent of St Peter and St Paul”

  1. Enormousfish | Arap Camii/Church of St Paul (or St Domenic) | Adam Kaya Heskith | Author and Writer | Enormousfish Says:
    July 26th, 2014 at 5:46 am

    […] Dominicans were shifted up the hill to the Priory of San Pietro which thereafter was dedicated to Peter and Paul. Towards the end of the 15th Century there was an influx of Muslims fleeing from the Inquisition […]

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