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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 641 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Minett, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is like Ayasofya but rather small, We walked for a few minutes to this place from Arasta Market under Blue Mosque. The local Turkish citizens are living around. So, it is quiet. I think it was a very charming place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This small but very good Mosque is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the touristic center,so easy to locate it.With its single minaret,it looks very exciting specially during the night with the illumination.Pls do arrange a visit to this one and do not miss it as it is worth to see it.Recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you don't like crowds do visit this one. I liked the interior and exterior. It's not far from main attractions so it's not even inconvenient to visit

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the first place we visited on our day tour of the Old City & it was the only place that was quiet & where one could gaze at the beauty of the architecture without crowds of people. This little church was built just before Aya Sophia & was originally covered with gold mosaics, like its big cousin! These... More

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NY
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63 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Any travel book will tell you about Aya Sofia, the huge byzantine church that was converted to a mosque and is now a museum. Good travel books will probably drop a few lines about the existence of this much smaller church from the same period that now operates as a mosque. Little Ayasofia (küçük ayasofia) is a much smaller temple... More

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St. Helena Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We just stumbled upon this as it was quite close to our hotel and it really is a little gem. Just like the last reviewer, I agree a very calm place and hardly any other tourists. You can really take your time, it is fantastic! Then, just outside is a little courtyard with a few shops. We loved the hand... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Küçük Ayasofya (or Little Ayasofya) is a place that tourists should not miss. Although it has the same name as the original Ayasofya but it is different. The place is calm with cafe's at its side. The locals there are friendly, and they have a small park where they sit in. We have some nice shots of the mosque from... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A walk further down and to the left of Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, this is a pretty church - now quite active mosque - and graveyard with a painted interior.

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This beatiful little fifth century gem is frequently overlooked by most travelers. It was the "pre-study" for its big brother, the Hagia Sophia, about a fifteen minute walk away and up the hill. A marvellous piece of Byzantine archtecture - and without the crowds. At times I have been the only person there.

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Küçük Ayasofya ("Little Ayasofya") is a charming spot in Istanbul. For the ones who go to Istanbul and stay around Sultanahmet, you may take a walk and visit this spot as well. It's a small, human space, always quiet and peaceful. On the several occasions I visited it, there was always someone in a quiet corner reading, or simply sitting,... More

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