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Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus)

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mh., Demirci Resit Sokak 28, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #13 of 504 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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London
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lovely little mosque, known as the Little Hagia Sophia - not very busy - it is tucked down a side road - we had a rabbit and a cat sit with us outside which made it even more quaint. Lovely place to visit

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Well worth visiting and known as the Little Hagia Sophia. Perhaps , not so popular as many other such buildings as you have to descend down to it from the Sultanahmet. However, for only a short visit needed to appreciate its splendour, well worth the effort.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Its a much smaller replica of Hagia Sofia. Same story with its much bigger sister this mosque was originally a church but was converted into a mosque and it still is to this day. When visiting remember to wear decent clothes and for the girls, same like any other mosque, head-scarves are required. There is a small wishing well in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Spectacular structure with a long and complex history. Be sure to get a good guide...that is after reading up on the place first! There is a lot to see and understand at this site, so be prepared to spend at least two hours for a thorough tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Was brought here by our guide who gave us a comprehensive history of the cathedral/mosque/museum. I think it's the only place in the world where you can see such a curious mix of both Christian and Muslim decor! There are quite a few explanation boards around the museum but I think it would be better to go with a tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This mosque was a church once upon a time. It has a nice ambiance. Little, sweet. If you have enough time visit it.

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Visakhapatnam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It dates back to the 6th Century. It was a church built by the Romans. The integrity of the stone construction is still in tact. The dome is the central part and it is the most beautiful segment. The architecture is marvelous and gives one a feeling of peace.There is a structure of the church and also a mosque which... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In some ways this building epitomizes that history of Istanbul since one can so easily imagine the Byzantine period and subsequent conversion to Islam. The place,net of the mIhrab in the aspe angled to the side to face Mecca rather than Jerusalem captures the complexity of the city's past.

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Reading, UK
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A much smaller version of the Blue Mosque but without all the tourists and officials. All the key elements of a mosque to see in a quiet and peaceful setting. Well worth a visit and only a short walk down from the main attractions.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Built as a trail for Hagia Sophia to see how the dome could work, the result is a splendid church/mosque in its own right.

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