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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 #13 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Historic Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

A very pretty building that has been a place of worship for over 1500 years, first as a church and now as a mosque. No crowds, just the odd tourist and local worshippers. There's a nice little cafe over the road which has tables on the grass for a restorative tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

it s good place to visit a little disapointment maybe for christians cos there s not more items for christianity but shape of chrose and baptising area you can see but anyway nice place to visot and it s free

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Actually the construction seems a replica of the original Santa Sofia but not so richly decorated and spectacular. Nice and hidden.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We arrived during prayer time and some how this added to the tranquility of this beautiful mosque. Take the steep steps up to the gallery for beautiful views down.

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New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Really nice intimate mosque after visiting the larger ones. Very few visitors here and quite peaceful. Go up the stairs into the gallery.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Sweet little church near the sea. We liked it very much. We found it by accident when we got lost in Faith district :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Maybe we had already seen too many beautiful interiors of churches and mosques but this one just failed to amaze me. Certainly it's nice inside and much quieter than the Ayasofya itself but I wouldn't call it a must-see attraction.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is tremendous - mainly due to the guardian who shows you round. He points out all sorts of little features you'd otherwise miss. The Christian & Islamic features make this so interesting. Make sure you see under the rug!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

For a Greek this church in the old town means a lot.Natives will call it the little Ayasofia and it is easy to find!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The shape and outside etc or the church remain at least little if I have right information but nowadays the building is just a mosque, and sad to say, white-washed and ugly one from the inside. Nothing heart-pounding from the outside either. Ps. Some reviewer has downloaded pictures from Hagia Sofia into this places review. I say: THERE ARE NO... More

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