Stephan (Bulgarian) Church

This church belongs to the Bulgarian minority and is the most interesting church in Istanbul.

The Bulgarian minority of the ottoman Empire used to pray at the churches of the Fener orthodox Patriarchy Due to the nationalistic movements, Bulgarians were allowed to build their own church in the19th century First, a small wooden church was built on the shore of the Golden Horn between Balat and Fener squares where the current church is located, but later this was developed into a larger building An iron frame was preferred to concrete reinforcement due to the we ground conditions. Okumaya devam et “Stephan (Bulgarian) Church”