We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

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

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 227 4480
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
A Fully Guided Afternoon Tour of Istanbul's Sights
More Info
and up
Christian Heritage Private Tour In Istanbul: Byzantine Churches
More Info
and up
Historical Istanbul Tour in 1-Day

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 918 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 239
  • 96
    Very good
  • 29
  • 3
  • 0
Do not miss to visit it!...

This small but very good Mosque is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the touristic center,so easy to locate it.With its single minaret,it looks very exciting specially during... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2014
Add Photo Write a Review

918 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 367: English reviews
Level Contributor
6,668 reviews
3,405 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10,069 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

This small but very good Mosque is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the touristic center,so easy to locate it.With its single minaret,it looks very exciting specially during the night with the illumination.Pls do arrange a visit to this one and do not miss it as it is worth to see it.Recommended.

2 Thank junior1907
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you don't like crowds do visit this one. I liked the interior and exterior. It's not far from main attractions so it's not even inconvenient to visit

1 Thank Stanimir C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
320 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the first place we visited on our day tour of the Old City & it was the only place that was quiet & where one could gaze at the beauty of the architecture without crowds of people. This little church was built just before Aya Sophia & was originally covered with gold mosaics, like its big cousin! These... More 

1 Thank bella c
Level Contributor
361 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Any travel book will tell you about Aya Sofia, the huge byzantine church that was converted to a mosque and is now a museum. Good travel books will probably drop a few lines about the existence of this much smaller church from the same period that now operates as a mosque. Little Ayasofia (küçük ayasofia) is a much smaller temple... More 

Thank R_TheReader
St. Helena Bay, South Africa
Level Contributor
74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We just stumbled upon this as it was quite close to our hotel and it really is a little gem. Just like the last reviewer, I agree a very calm place and hardly any other tourists. You can really take your time, it is fantastic! Then, just outside is a little courtyard with a few shops. We loved the hand... More 

2 Thank Jaxi
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Küçük Ayasofya (or Little Ayasofya) is a place that tourists should not miss. Although it has the same name as the original Ayasofya but it is different. The place is calm with cafe's at its side. The locals there are friendly, and they have a small park where they sit in. We have some nice shots of the mosque from... More 

1 Thank Rasmi17
Brookline, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
203 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2014

A walk further down and to the left of Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, this is a pretty church - now quite active mosque - and graveyard with a painted interior.

Thank NicJBoston
Altadena, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2014

This beatiful little fifth century gem is frequently overlooked by most travelers. It was the "pre-study" for its big brother, the Hagia Sophia, about a fifteen minute walk away and up the hill. A marvellous piece of Byzantine archtecture - and without the crowds. At times I have been the only person there.

Thank Pbwillis1246
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Küçük Ayasofya ("Little Ayasofya") is a charming spot in Istanbul. For the ones who go to Istanbul and stay around Sultanahmet, you may take a walk and visit this spot as well. It's a small, human space, always quiet and peaceful. On the several occasions I visited it, there was always someone in a quiet corner reading, or simply sitting,... More 

Thank Joana R
Level Contributor
86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Its a nice mosque without all the hordes of tourists. It is a beautiful place not far from the main attractions and should be visited

1 Thank noelzach

Travelers who viewed Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus) also viewed


Been to Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood