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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
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Little Hagia Sofia!

This is an interesting church which was later converted to a mosque and dervish lodge. It was built in the times of Emperor Justinian as a prototype for Hagia Sofia to check if a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In the Sultanahmet area, not far from the Blue Mosque this was originally a Church that later became a mosque and is also known as Little Hagia Sophia as it is smaller in size and also less popular with tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting church which was later converted to a mosque and dervish lodge. It was built in the times of Emperor Justinian as a prototype for Hagia Sofia to check if a dome can be built on a four-sided base. Both the buildings had the same architects, the same feel and it is said that both had similar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Far from tourists and giant busses, if you come to this mosque, complete silence will fall upon you. Small and historical, it is quite great I felt great for coming there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a small historical church that was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Constantinople. A good place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Really amazing and awesome and shows the greatest history of Islam. Lovers of arts they will like this place a lot

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This 'small but perfectly formed' ex-church and now mosque was empty when we arrived and it was an extremely peaceful time that we had examining and enjoying the beauty of it - well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

vey close to arasta bazar. The former church - now tzami- is very nice in the interior. Simple but elegant. With big but delicate marble stylus- called kionokrana. The outside of the church reminds so much Agia Sofia. Very well preserved. After visiting the church walk around to the neighborhood. Old but very beautiful buildings. Aroma of another era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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