This delightful Church also called the Church of St. Saviour of Chora, ay simply outside old Constantinople's city walls. Chora signifies "nation" in Greek.
The first Chora Church was probably built here in the 5th century, but what you see now is the building's 6th reconstruction as it was destroyed completely in the 9th century and went through several facelifts from the 11th to 14th centuries.
The church now a museum is rightly world-famous for its fabulously vibrant 14th-century mosaics, preserved almost intact in the two narthexes and fragmentarily in the nave, and the frescoes along the walls and domes.
These amazing cases of Byzantine masterfulness cover an extensive iety of topics from the genealogy of Christ to the New Testament stories.