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

Kucuk Ayasofya Mh., Demirci Resit Sokak 28, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #14 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Built as a trail for Hagia Sophia to see how the dome could work, the result is a splendid church/mosque in its own right.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Located behind the Blue Mosque [south-west] about a 10 minute walk downhill along the Kucuk Ayasofya Camii Sokak. You can see the roof from the Blue Mosque when looking towards the bay. There are likely to be worshippers here, so respect is needed but it all adds to the experience. However the architecture is delightful. When you have visited, adjacent... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This small jewel was located close to our hotel and we were lucky to find it while trying to learn our way around ! It is not well known and it is not on the normal tourist path , in fact it is a good 20 minutes from the blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia ( the Big one ) .... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful, peaceful, quiet, not many tourists at all, and no huge chandeliers hung down to ten feet above the ground with a million cables ruining one's view, as in so many of the Istanbul mosques. Loved this building.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I am going back i hand't enough of that place,a church that is now a mosque you can still see all the pianting christian paintig catclic,so beautiful,they do have a small restaurant out side and toilets....bring your camera with you,and be ready to be amazed ;-)

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was built by Justinian and Theodora. The building's dome is amazing and it's plan, an irregular octagon, unusual.Beautiful columns made from green and red marble. It has also a nice tea garden.

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Constanta, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Close to Bestwestern Antea Palace Hotel . Quaiet place , a small park and traditional turkish place with tea serving is in front of the church . Nice place for relaxing . Kucuk Aiasofya has a special air , should be visited just for your info .

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Near our hotel in the lower western reaches of the Sultanahmet and just a few more yards past our favourite fish restaurant during our stay and an example of a smaller converted Byzantine church – everything was going for it. We were not disappointed. This beautifully proportioned space is decorated minimally compared to the bigger and more visited attractions and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a little hard to find, but worth the effort. While the mosque needs some work, it is still in good shape and is a little jewel - they're taking donations for the upkeep and have a container. There was hardly anyone there when I went, which was very nice after visiting the crowded more well-known sites.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You are always in Awe at the structure given the period of construction of the Ayasofya. Must visit in Istanbul

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