This red brick neo-Gothic church was originally founded by an Italian Franciscan about 200 years ago and was rebuilt in 1912. The architect was Giulio Mongeri, an Italian born in Istanbul. It is directed by Italian priests and is the largest functioning Roman Catholic sanctuary in Istanbul. The entrance is between the two buildings standing on the main road. Sunday mass is in English and begins at 10:00, Saturday mass is in Italian and begins at 19:00 and Tuesday's mass is in Turkish and begins at 11:00.
Istiklal Caddesi, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu
Tel. (212) 244 09 35
St Louis of the French
It is the chapel of the former French embassy and is situated in a beautiful garden in Beyoğlu with a view of the Bosphorus. It is the oldest established Latin Church (1581) in Istanbul. Sunday mass 11:00.
Nuri Ziya Sokak, Beyoğlu
Church of St Peter and Paul
This church was built in combination with the Dominican convent by the Genoese colony in the 1400s. It is one of the three surviving Medieval Latin churches in Galata and now serves the local Maltese community. Mass, everyday at 07:30, Sunday at 11:00 in Italian.
Galata Kulesi Sokak 44, Kuledibi, Beyoğlu
Tel: (212) 249 23 85
Cathedral of St. Esprit
French cathedral in association with Nortre Dame de Sion High School and is known for its great organ. Mass, everyday at 18:00, Sunday 09:00 and 11:15 in French, Sunday at 10:00 in English. Located just across the Radyoevi (Radio House)
Cumhuriyet Caddesi 205, Harbiye
Tel: (212) 248 09 10
Santa Maria Draperis
One of the oldest churches of Istanbul. It is open everyday, except Sunday, from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00. Morning mass, everyday at 08:00. Afternoon mass, between April and September, Saturday and Sunday at 18:30 and between October and March, Saturday and Sunday at17:00. All year long, Sunday mass is at 09:00 and 11:30.
İstiklal Caddesi 431, Beyoğlu
Tel: (212) 244 02 43
Mass, everyday at 18:30, Sunday 11:30 Turkish and French
Cem Sokak 5, Moda, Kadıköy
Tel: (216) 336 03 22
Mass, Sunday at 10:30, Saturday at 15:00 in Italian and French. It also serves Syriacs.
Cümbüş Sokak, Yeşilköy
Tel: (212) 573 82 94
Open only for Sunday mass. The mass is at 11:00
Sakızağacı, Rüya Sokak 22, Bakırköy
Tel: (212) 571 97 56
Latest comments about this article
By robertjmcc818 22.12.2009
Paul´s Cafe is not Catholic. It is more or less non denominational gathering place. Service in English is on Sunday at 11:00 followed by a turkish service. Paul´s is also a good place for lunch or a tea break while in Antalya.
By Leylabak 23.12.2008
Could be Episcopal, never been there so don´t know. There are 3 Catholic churches in Izmir I believe and some petitions to build a new one in another English community. Don´t forget the beautiful Meryemana in Selcuk which has Mass every Sunday at 10:30 and you can tour the Blessed Mother´s house at no cost when you go for Mass.
By ilsevdk 10.7.2008
Catholic church run by a priest and his wife? Catholic priests may not get married. Anyway would like to receive more info on this church.
By angelaturkey 27.9.2007
All the Catholic churches you list are in or around Istanbul. For ´down south´ in Antalya region, there is St Pauls every Sunday at 11am. www.stpaulcc-turkey.com It is near the Stadium of Antalya, run by an American priest and his wife.
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