Monastery of Stoudios

Monastery of Stoudios

Monastery of Stoudios is a ruined Byzantine monastery located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was founded in 462 AD by the consul Flavius Studius, a Roman patrician who had settled in Constantinople, and was consecrated to Saint John the Baptist. The monastery was later converted by Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II into a mosque named İmrahor Mosque. The monastery was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 as part of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Istanbul Province

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 5th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Christian & Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription: 1985

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