St. Andrew in Krisei (Koca Mustafa Paşa Cami)
Author(s) : Arvaniti Smaragdi (30/6/2008)Translation : Panou Eirini
For citation: Arvaniti Smaragdi, "St. Andrew in Krisei (Koca Mustafa Paşa Cami)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, ConstantinopleURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=11786>
The monastery of Saint Andrew in Krisei (Koca Mustafa Paşa Camii) is located near the cistern of St. Mokios. The existence of a monastery in this region is reported explicitly in the end of the 8th century. The church was initially dedicated to Apostle Andrew and then was dedicated to Saint Andrew of Crete. It was rebuilt in the 9th and 13th century, and it sustained a new radical renovation in the 15th century, when it was transformed to a mosque. Modern alterations and additions have obscured the traces of late Byzantine architecture on the monument.
On the 7th hill of Constantinople, near the Gate of Selymbria and next to the cistern of St. Mokios.
8th (?)/ 13th c.
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