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

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Kucuk Ayasofya Mh., Kucuk Ayasofya Cami Sk. No:20, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this was one of the most beautiful mosque i've seen, as outside and inside it is magnificent even if it is a small one

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very disappointed by the Blue Mosque which is under heavy restoration, but were delighted by this mosque - no crowds, a lovely spot and a very pleasant walk down from the hippodrome in a charming area of Istanbul

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ros0604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.Kucuk Ayasofya is located near the Blue Mosque It is reached by nice streets with hotels and shops.It was renovated after the flood last year.Everything is clean and tidy It is separated by a low fence from a small restaurant where you can drink tea...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ada L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Küçük Ayasofya cami is one of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul, this mosque is located in the very beautiful area and near the blue mosque ( Sultanahmet) and Hagia Sophia museum.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank amermahmoud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether or not you're a Christian, you will appreciate the iconography in this church. The grounds are very picturesque and well worth your time taken to visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 678evansp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a short walk (less than 10 minutes) from the long queues around the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia and you'll find this fairly small, hardly visited gem in a back street of Sultanahmet. Like HS it's been a mosque for +5 centuries but was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

It is said that this mosque was built before Hagia Sophia to check the dome's resistance with earthquakes. It is a nice decorated mosque.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

A very interesting building, probably used as a prototype to test the architectural solution used for the more famous Hagia Sophia. As the bigger sister, little Hagia Sophia used to be an Orthodox church and was converted in a mosque by the Ottomans after the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Up on the hill, the Emperor Justinian built Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest structures ever built. At the same time, in those same years, at the bottom of the hill he built this little gem. So few buildings remain intact from the Romans, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

Old Byzantine church, which was changed to mosque in 15th century. Women, make sure you have something to cover your head with you.

Date of experience: June 2019
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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
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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