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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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Absolutely worth a visit - and it is FREE

Absolutely worth a visit. Entrance is free. You have a feeling that you are in a sanctuary. Clothes are provided for tourist for appropriate entry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely worth a visit. Entrance is free. You have a feeling that you are in a sanctuary. Clothes are provided for tourist for appropriate entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Another hidden object from organize tourism, but if you want to see one of Istanbul gem - please visit it, small but very nice. Near is very good restourant

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Where peace and love are present between the religions. Not to be missed a visit to such a beautiful peace of art.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This so-called "small Saint Sophia" is located at the southern border of Sultanahmet, close to the Marmara Sea, not far from the Blue Mosque. It is much less crowded than more central attractions, and it is really worth a visit: it's quiet and well kept, with a nice inside and an external colonnade.

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Ioannina, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This temple is a real human miracle. I think this is a place that everyone has to visit in Konstantinopolis.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Behind the Blue Mosque and through the Arasta Bazaar you will come into KucukAyaSophia Caddessi. At the end of this road you will find a The small Ayah sophia Mosque which was originally a church. The design is based on the big Ayahsophia. The interior is as spectacular - white marble and beautiful artistry and architecture. Do go up the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

For a real spiritual feeling, visit this mosque that served as a model, they say, for the Aya Sophia. Once a church, it has been better converted to a mosque than many others. Not crowded and beautiful architecture.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Sergios Bachos Church or Küçük Ayasofya Camii. Has the basic plans of Main Hygia Sophia and Many other cathedrals in Europe as well. I guess it is too far from its originality but is worth so see before visiting the main Wonderful One. If you have time ask Giritli Restaurant which is not too far and have a taste the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Bright little mosque that offers eclectic interior. Some of the columns are particularly interesting as they date from Byzantine time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We found this former church while searching for a recommended restaurant. It may lack the majesty and grandeur of its more famous sister and does not have any mosaic frescoes, most of the Christian symbols having been obliterated, but it still impresses with its original marble column and interior sereneness. Headscarves are mandatory but available on loan. Be sure to... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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