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Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus)

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Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 212 227 4480

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Rich in History and still standing through the millenia.

Glad we hired a guide as she was able to circumvent the long lines. a lot of the interior was under scaffold annoying but necessary to make sure great buildings do not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Glad we hired a guide as she was able to circumvent the long lines. a lot of the interior was under scaffold annoying but necessary to make sure great buildings do not deteriorate. The size and history from Christian to Moslem to Museum make this a worthwhile visit.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Before the building of Hagia Sofiya/Aya Sofiya the Byzantine emperor built this much smaller church to test the novel ways that had been worked out to support the dome. The Turkish name means "Little Aya Sofiya mosque." The church is still used as a mosque, but has been lovingly maintained and restored. A "must see."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Amazing place with a very rich history! Some renovation is taking place though so some areas are closed but you could still enjoy the visit. Beautiful collection in the upper floor with a chance to purchase some items at a higher price. The outside court is amazing where you could buy corn and bread and feed the birds or just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The church of the Saints first disciples of Jesus Christ and the place where first Christians were called, and the land where they still have the house of Mary mother of Jesus Christ. Just by stepping inside the church you feel the presence of Jesus and something goes through your veins when you see how the Ottoman empire changed everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is probably one of the oldest monuments signifying the ever crossing paths of Christianity and Islam.. The two storey building is in much need of careful restoration and renovation but yet captures you with awe and reverence at both the architecture and the historical significance. Loved every bit of the history that we could hear from the Audio Guides.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited this Church/Mosque in April, 2015. It was a little difficult to find but it was well worth the trouble. Built by Justinian in the 6th century. It is a two-story building and one can get a better view of the interior from the second floor. The tops of the columns (capitals) are intricately carved and are some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you want to really see a Mosque - go here. They keep the lights on and there are no thronging masses of tourists. You really get an idea of how a mosque looks and can fully understand how those of the Islam belief can focus on their daily prayers. Only a short walk from the Dersaaset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

you will be amazed watching this mosque,just 5 minutes walking distance from blue mosque,after that you can walk to arrest bazaar to do some shopping,recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Simple and elegant, this little mosque is a place you can sit and soak up the atmosphere, so peaceful. It is beautifully decorated, and off the beaten track, so you aren't fighting the crowds. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I loved it here. Tucked out of the way, it really does resemble the Aya Sofya! Have a Turkish Tea/Coffee in the grounds outside and then go and explore the area around. Fabulous examples of old ottoman homes in this area too! Photograph opportunities everywhere.

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Address: Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 212 227 4480
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sirkeci

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