Churches of Istiklal Street Part II

Saint Mary Draperis

Is a Roman Catholic Church here in Istanbul.

It's very important for the historical reasons.

Established in 1584 and it's one of the most ancient churches in Istanbul.

The church has been relocated after the conquest of Istanbul (Constantinople)

The church burned compeletely in 1660 and built again in 1678 at Pera which burned again in 1697 and again in 1727 for the third time.

Then it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1767 and then rebuilt again.

After each catastrophe the icon of the Virgin could alwats be rescued and emebellishes still today the main altar.

During the 19th century S. Mary became one of the most prestigious Catholic Churches in the city.Reservation Now