Memorial Year of Saint Irene of Hungary

The Monastery of the Pantocrator which is now a significant mosque in Istanbul was founded 900 year ago by the Byzantine empress, Saint Irene of Hungary. The program series dedicated to her, wishes to promote her legacy which is an important part of both Hungarian and Byzantine-Turkish cultural heritage as well. This program series is a perfect example how to connect Europe’s cultural heritage to a heritage of a muslim country outside of Europe.

Partners: Byzantine Legacy blog, Following Hadrian blog, Kerim Altug archaeologist, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations

Project owner: Hungarian Cultural Centre in Istanbul
Type: program series
Venue: Istanbul


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Day of historical gardens and castle parks