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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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This is certainly not as spectacular as the big attractions, but we loved the atmosphere in and around the mosque - almost village-like. The mosque is in beautiful shape and... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2014
Malin Q
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is certainly not as spectacular as the big attractions, but we loved the atmosphere in and around the mosque - almost village-like. The mosque is in beautiful shape and definitely worth a visit if you have time to slow down. We stayed in the courtyard for a tea and visited the craft shops, which took us all in all... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I didn’t have Kucuk Ayasofya Camii on my list of sightseeing during my visit. I stumbled on it on a helpless afternoon trying to fight off jet lag. From the moment I stepped foot inside, I felt a very peaceful vibe wash over me. I felt compelled to spend nearly 3 hours just sitting in a corner. It was very... More 

1 Thank Isha_Wanderlust
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

A very pretty building that has been a place of worship for over 1500 years, first as a church and now as a mosque. No crowds, just the odd tourist and local worshippers. There's a nice little cafe over the road which has tables on the grass for a restorative tea.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

it s good place to visit a little disapointment maybe for christians cos there s not more items for christianity but shape of chrose and baptising area you can see but anyway nice place to visot and it s free

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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Actually the construction seems a replica of the original Santa Sofia but not so richly decorated and spectacular. Nice and hidden.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We arrived during prayer time and some how this added to the tranquility of this beautiful mosque. Take the steep steps up to the gallery for beautiful views down.

Thank Beenmostplaces
New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Really nice intimate mosque after visiting the larger ones. Very few visitors here and quite peaceful. Go up the stairs into the gallery.

Thank VictoriaNewZealand
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Sweet little church near the sea. We liked it very much. We found it by accident when we got lost in Faith district :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Maybe we had already seen too many beautiful interiors of churches and mosques but this one just failed to amaze me. Certainly it's nice inside and much quieter than the Ayasofya itself but I wouldn't call it a must-see attraction.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

This is tremendous - mainly due to the guardian who shows you round. He points out all sorts of little features you'd otherwise miss. The Christian & Islamic features make this so interesting. Make sure you see under the rug!

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