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

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Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: 212 227 4480
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islamic architecture and Christians architectury come together.

I love this place because it was a church that changed to a mosque. The paintings that was belongs to byzantine was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tehran, Iran
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place because it was a church that changed to a mosque. The paintings that was belongs to byzantine was great.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I believe that is the name on the map. It is worth the visit if you have some extra time. Few visitors there so not crowded. You might get the (payed and unplanned) tour by an old man speaking pretty good english and quite knowledgable of the history of the church and not only.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had fantastic days going to little hidden site which is older than the Ayasofya. Not many tourist know about it so there was no hussle or bussle, beautiful set and mantained excellent tranquil place to visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed quite near tho this place. Almost each prayer time, i came here to pray. It used to be a church before converted to mosque. The people who come here to pray i guess they stay nearby. The imam and the jemaah were very nice and welcoming. Love the interior wall decoration.

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is great to visit, and shows a lot of mixture between CHRISTIAN and ISLAMIC architecture. you need to buy your ticket to enter and wait in along row of visitors .

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is like a small replica of Saint Sophia. However, I was told that it was build before the Great Saint Sophia. This beautiful structure recently renovated dates back to Byzantine era as an Orthodox church, only after the Ottoman era it was converted to a mosque. A must see when you are in Sultanahmet district.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost same to Ayasofya. Nice architectural mosque which was believed to be a church. The area is very simple and less visitors.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful mosque with a long history as an orthodox church. Some traces all still found from 6th century from the relieves of pillars. There were kind man who told as about this church history and also times after Ottoman Empire.

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Torun, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We used to know Hagia Sophia. Not many people know about Kucuk Aia Sophia, or Small Hagia Sophia. The former church is located down from Sultanahmet towards the seashore. It is not so glorious as the Hagia Sophia, but it is interesting to see its interior and trace remainings of the original church.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We visited this lovely little Mosque. Very beautiful. We met a man who showed us round as an informal guide. We realized he would expect payment, but he was interesting and answered our questions. Just be aware you might inadvertently start a conversation that leads to paying for a guide you didn't plan for. The also was a church before... More 

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