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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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fantastic place

It was here that I felt good. a place that gives peace. like a miracle. unutterable feelings were hosting me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Istanbul Sightseeing Pass|Includes entry to 4 iconic attractions
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Hagia Sophia Museu...
Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace
Bosphorus Strait
Bosphorus Strait
Golden Horn
Golden Horn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was here that I felt good. a place that gives peace. like a miracle. unutterable feelings were hosting me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Ayasofya or Hague Sophia is a wonderful example of both a Christian church and a Muslim mosque. The is beautiful and so full of history! Plan to spend a couple of hours to really explore the area. The audio tour, which is extra, was not worth the money in my opinion as it did not really explain anything in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

On our second visit to Istanbul, we happened into this little gem on the advice of a guide we had hired. No, it is not as spectacular as the Blue Mosque or the Hagia Sophia. But, it is not crowded and, therefore, offers a rare opportunity to experience a site without jostling or being jostled by the hoards. For that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Küçük Ayasofya Mosque is located in Edirnekapı district of Eminönü area on European side of İstanbul.İt was originally constructed as a church.After the conquest of the city,then it was converted into the mosque.This mosque is off the touristic route, so if you are in and around Edirnekapı area and have some extra time,then recommended to pay a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A former orthodox church converted into a mosque. Original building buildt at time of Justinian emperor before Ayasofia. Transformed into Mosque. No mosaic here but a very beautifull mosque with nice paintings, nice marble columns, relatively small, walking distance from the Blue mosque, no tourist crowd. To me , it was one of the most beautifull we saw. First floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The architecture is speechless, especially when you see a wide ceiling and dome with pillars far away on its sides. Much of the paintings are still intact. Ayasofya was under some repair works, so, the metal framework spoilt much of the good view... so sad..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Personally, I can't find many significant distinctions between Mosques in Istanbul because they are pretty much all the same, especially from the inside. Ayasofya is a bit more special because of it's historical background, once being a church and a great location just in between of Topkapi palace and Blue Mosque. I didn't have a chance to go inside, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Like Ayasofyia, this was first a Byzantine church which was converted to a mosque during Ottoman times. It's small and lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It is close by the sultanahmet district and its adjacent attraction right in the old part of the city. It is locally known as the “ Little Hagia Sophia” being reflection of the same architecture and history. This used to be a church once but now it is an active mosque and one should be aware of the same while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Small Hagia Sophia Mosque is the excellent sight to visit in Kadırga district. The sight is very close to Sultanahmet square in walking distance and it is a must place to visit. The mosque has beautiful architecture with excellent columns and wonderful atmosphere. The courtyard also has endengared Ottoman gravestones with splendid headgears. The headgears are classified accordiing to Ottoman... More 

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