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

34122 Fatih/Istanbul | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 227 44 80
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34122 Fatih/Istanbul | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

ıts verry dıfferent from another mosque and not to much bussy visiting also but everyone must you have time to see everyone not lıke blue not ıts quıet

Thank fernando b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mosque still preserves marble capitals and friezes from the time it was the church of Sergius and Baccus. Although the byzantine mosaics have been replaced by plastered geometric decorations, the effect is breathtaking, as ancient byzantine and ottoman history coexists in this structure.

Thank MattDS44
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

We visited this mosque as it was near our hotel. It was a cute little place. We went late at night and there were Quran classes going on, but the men were very nice and even played with our son while we were there.

Thank sheer47
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Currently used as mosque, this building has a lot of Byzantine history inside. Do climb up the stairs inside, on the left side after entering the building, to have a closer look at the stone works and to have an overview.

Thank Saurabh G
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

It may be a little of the well worn tourist track, but do yourself a favour and seek out Kucuk Ayasofya Camii, also known as Little Aya Sofya. Once a Greek Eastern Orthodox church, this building was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman empire....More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Unfortunately, it was under maintenance i could not do the visit but i will do so next time for sure.

Thank Farooq A
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

This very good place and its was free and you can go with your family... we like it a lot we wanna go again....

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

This place is architecturally memorizing. I loved the intricate details of the church and then the islamification of the church. I would recommend you visit this place and plan for a couple of hours (2).

Thank Samantha H
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

You can´t say that you have been to Istanbul if you haven´t been to Hagia Sophia. Amazing place whith so much history. Come early if you want to avoid crowds. It opens at 9 but if you are there 10 min early, you can get...More

Thank Mirrimimi
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Must pass by to see. It is not the biggest nor the best one in the city but if you are in the area just pass by.

Thank Nesi B
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Saafirah790
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Response from Filiz510 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if my comment was posted. This mosque was a church built around 580 A.D. to test the possibility of setting a dome on a square base. It worked! And the great cathedral of St. Sophia (Aya Sofiya) was built on its... More
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