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

34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 227 4480
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34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 227 4480
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

it is just outside of Sultanahmet area, close to the see side. it is a great little church that was build probably same times as the Hagia Sophia, now it is a mosque and it is free to visit, dont miss it.

1  Thank cevri k
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This building is attributed to the Byantine physician and architect Anthemius, one of the favorite architects of the Emperor Theodosius. The church is traditionally said to have been dedicated to the memory of Sergius and Bacchus, two Byzantine soldiers martyred in battle and the patron...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed August 10, 2012

This mosque is located in Sultanahmet, and you can walk to it through Kennedy walks. The mosque possesses a pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Dvojenas
Reviewed July 28, 2012

we love little ayasofya mosque.It is smaller than blue mosque but nice.turkish people is very luccky..

Thank pauline127
Reviewed July 26, 2012

I especially love the café withits bookshops and peaceful ambience - just beside the mosque. Not many people passing by even in high season.

Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Sweet neighborhood, there's a tea house with shisha across the Church, the neighborhood is very quaint and the tea house is in this small garden square that sells used books all around. You should try and stop by. Prince Charles said this was one of...More

Thank champagnetraveler
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Just down the hill from the famous Hagia Sophia Mosque, near the shores of the Sea of Marmara, stands Istanbul's oldest surviving Byzantine monument. We literally stumbled upon Little Hagia Sophia at the end of a dead-end street, thought it was closed due to heavy...More

3  Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed July 9, 2012

I have not seen mosaics and frescoes. Temple turned to the current mosque.

1  Thank IG69
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We was curious to see this ancient church built in 527 (before the Hagia Sophia). We found it somewhat difficult to locate but our journey there by foot took us through some interesting residental areas. Some original features in this ancient building still remain and...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Interesting example of the Bysantine church transformation into the mosque. Not so crowded as Haghia Sophia

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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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Hi all, Im slightly confused.. is this Churhc/Mosque part of Aya sofia or something separate? How far is it from other main attractions in suktanahmet? Thanks x
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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