The Church of St. Anthony of Padua was built in 1725 by the Italian community, who were living in Istanbul Province. However, it was demolished, and the current church was built on its ruins. The current church is basilican and has residential buildings known as the St. Antoine Apartments. It was built between 1906 -1912 by Levantine architect Giulio Mongeri who is also the architect of the Macka Palas in Nisantasi and the Neo-Byzantine Karakoy Palas bank and was funded by the Italian community. The church is Venetian Neo-Gothic style, and thousands of travelers visit every season.