Istanbul's Holy Places
The historical Mosques of the city are the most beautiful structures of Muslim architecture. The Jewish community forced to emigrate from Spain more than 500 years ago was welcomed in Istanbul. Since then they have continued to worship at different synagogues. Greek Orthodox and Armenian Patriarchates are still active in town. You can also find Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Armenian and Syriac churches serving their communities in different districts. Moreover Bahais also have a representative in the city.
Istanbul has many places where people of very different religions have lived side-by-side for centuries and continue to do so.
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