The Chora Church is a great place to escape the rain while continuing my exploration of Istanbul on a rainy day. Unfortunately, so did a lot of other tourists. It felt like all of Istanbul was crammed into the small Byzantine Church.
Located in the Edirnekapi district of Istanbul, the Chora Church was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. From the walls to the ceilings, its interior is plastered with beautiful mosaics and frescoes.
Everything was above eye level for me so I had to crank my head in a 90 degree angle to appreciate its beauty. I appreciated it well until I started getting dizzy from spinning around in circles taking these pictures.