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MOLLA ZEYREK MOSQUE (PANTOCRATOR MONASTERY)

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Pantocrator Monasque represents the most typical example of architecture of the Byzantine. And also it is the second largest religious edifice remaining from Byzantines in Istanbul. Plans of the the monastery was designed as Greek crosses and it was built on area with a good view of the Golden Horn in 12th century by the family of Komnenos. The big complex consist 3 buildings. The church in the middle was built as the burial chapel of the Komnenos family.

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