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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 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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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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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you are shopping at the Arasta Bazaar, you can arrive at this mosque (previously a Byzantine Church) but simply walking out of the bazaar and following the Kucuk Ayasofya Street to the end. The building was built roughly around the same time as Hagia Sophia, but is much smaller, and it has Latin inscriptions in the marble entablatures. There... More 

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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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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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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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