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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 #15 of 662 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

While most visitors are familiar with Ayasofya and the Blue Mosque, Little Hagia Sophia is often neglected or passed by. True, there are externally grander mosques and churches in this Queen of Cities, but the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, recently beautifully restored, takes the visitor back to the early days of the Byzantine Emperors and their once private... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Probably worth the wait but better to pay extra and get a guide and avoid the lines. I would read about Aya Sofya beforehand and/or hire a guide before entry to get the most out of the visit. Can see all in about 45 minutes

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

the visit of ayasofia church is not woth it the time or money,,, if you have visited other churches in other countries you would definitely notice the difference in architecture ans design and in all aspects...

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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is called the little Hagia Sophia because it resemples the Hagia Sophia church! Is very beautiful and in a nice area !! It's better to have a guide with you to inform you about the details !!

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Milan, Italy
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

i liked all the history that our tour guide Yals, told us. specially the face of one of the angels has been shown the face and made it a public dominion.

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New York City, New York
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55 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If the architecture of Hagia Sophia swept you off your feet, go to Little Aya Sofia and see the architecture of the dome evolving to the point where Hagia Sophia became possible. It is a perfectly beautiful building. It is a pity that architecture buffs are not allowed to walk to the center of the building to admire the dome... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A small mosque a bit away from the touristic pathways, but not really far away. Nice paintings, I liked it even more than the sultan ahmet mosque (Blue Mosque). Quiete noone hassle you with anything. Some nice and good restaurants in the attaced streets.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Off the beaten track but only a 10 minute walk from the Sultanahmet mosque, the Kucyk Aysofya was built a few years before it's more famous namesake up the hill. It's said that the design was to test the general engineering possibilities of the greater Ayasofya. The mosque has been restored (a few years ago it was in danger of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

it is one of the smallest sites in Sultanahmet area, yet its location and building is a good site to see, you will need about 15 minutes there, but it provides a safe have for a rest from the people who want to sell you things all the time

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

quiet place to visit and start your journey, near by is the bazaar and the mosaic museum where you can get your museum pass with no big rows ....also try to avoid the 11 o'clock prayer when it is closed for visitors. There are great souvenir and art shops inside as well as great Turkish tea.

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