St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church is an ancient Byzantine Church located in modern-day town of Demre, Antalya Province, Turkey. It was built in 520 AD on the foundations of an older Christian church where Saint Nicholas served as a bishop. The church It is notable for being the burial place of St. Nicholas of Myra, a 4th-century Eastern Orthodox bishop of the ancient city of Myra.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Antalya Province

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Byzantine & Christian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: St. Nicholas Church

Date of Submission: 2000

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