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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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"Little Hagia Sophia"

This is a very nice mosque in the old part of Istanbul. It is close to lots of other stuff in that part of town and well worth a visit. You may need some help findng it, but it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice mosque in the old part of Istanbul. It is close to lots of other stuff in that part of town and well worth a visit. You may need some help findng it, but it is worth the effort. I believe it was built before the Hagia Sophia.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This little charmimg mosque is situated in the backyards of Sultanahmet at the side of Kadirga area. The visit of this nice place is good to combine with seeing the great Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, staying on the way to this mosque. Little Hagia Sophia has long history and was built mainly in VIth century-at the times of the Roman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is an extremely old church-turned-mosque. It's a beautiful little building with a unique appearance given its history. There is a small area for women to borrow scarves if you have not brought your own to cover your head (however, it's good to have one on hand wherever you go!). What's interesting about this building is its architectural design is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is one of the oldest churches in Istanbul, now a mosque. Its Turkish name means 'Little Hagia Sophia', because like the real Hagia Sophia, it is built around a big central space. In this case it is based on an octagon, with eight arches supporting the dome. The original Byzantine marbles and mosaics that adorned the church are long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Small mosque with bazaar outside which funds the mosque. Inside a light and well maintained building - for me an opportunity to see inside a mosque and appreciate it's architecture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Except for the name (Kucuk Aya Sofia) which echoes the great Aya Sofia Museum, it was shocking to me that NO information is given about the history and the architecture of the building, a very ancient Byzantine church. Now, it is a mosk, and the only information that the visitor gets is a leaflet available in many languages about Islam.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

ayasof ya for mr it is one of the 7 wunders of the World and must be for evry one ı think no posible to expline this beatuful muze you shud try to go in defnetly recomendecion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

History of 1700 years in a temple! So much faith in God is depicted on the magnificence of the monument. Admire the exhibitions of faith and outmost art!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a beautiful and nice mosque, it has historical values as it is well maintained from 1500. It's worth a visit here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Huge and magnificent. Stayed a couple of hours and would have been longer but at that time of year it was quite chilly. The scale of the building is magnificent. Not a lot more to see but a place for contemplating the amazing skills of the builders. A place of peace.

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