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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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This is an amazing place and should not be missed. I have seen many very impressive historical sites over the years and this rates up towards the top of my "most impressive" list... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place and should not be missed. I have seen many very impressive historical sites over the years and this rates up towards the top of my "most impressive" list with the best of them. DO NOT miss this magnificent place when in Istanbul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Unlike the other cramped historic building this small mosque (used to be a byzantine church) have a very different fell. Only handful of visitors were present during my visit and you can actually enjoy the serenity of the building. Sitting on the carpeted floor while enjoying the unique interior was a refreshing feeling after a long walk in istanbul. Nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

As understood from the same it is miniature of Hagia Sophia and as spectacular as it. Daily city tours do not put the monument in their itinerary. There is small tea house inside garden of the mosque so after visit take a realx under trees and listen the history you inside check also small handycraft shops and quality thing that... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a beautiful building in a great area. Ita an ancient mosque now used as a museum. It also has some lovely outside areas to get a real feel of old Turkey

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Tehran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this place, i have visited two times, is one of the best historical places of Turkey, showing the process of religion & culture in Ottoman emperor with wonderful architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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