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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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Reviewed 26 May 2014

In the hustle and bustle of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, one rarely gets the chance to appreciate the structures for their true purpose - as a spiritual haven for quiet contemplation. That is not the case with Little Aya Sofya - there's barely...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Known to many as the Little Haggia Sofia only because it is a former church converted into a mosque. Attractive but not so stunning that it merits a lot of effort to find it -- and it is a bit away from the centre of...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Truly little Hagia Sophia. The building is a converted mosque and worth the visit. I had expected it to still be a church (for whatever reason) so the fact that it is a functioning mosque surprised me. It's also not covered in tourists, not doubt...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had a bit of a treasure hunt to find the "Little Haghia Sophia ", Turkish friends had suggested we visit, we were not disappointed, built in 527, a beautiful mosque that was originally a church has been restored into a pint sized version of...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is something out of this world. i have never seen anywhere in the world such a monumental construction dating back to the VI century. Its really amazing. Do not miss it for nothing, its awesome

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This little mosque (formerly a Byzantine church) was built by the same two guys who designed and built Hagia Sophia. They apparently used some of their construction ideas on this church as a prototype before embarking on the huge Hagia Sophia project, so its worth...More

Thank Christopher N
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Ayasofya is not cami aka mosque, it used to be a church and now it is a museum, but some mosque elements are added. All Christians must visit it

Thank translating-service
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

This church was 1 minute walk away from our hotel (Basileus) and it is a miniature of the big Hagia Sofia. Leave your shoes on the outside and look at all the detail inside, specially upstairs. The details in the original stonework is just amazingly...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

When I was last here the ceiling was showing sign of leaks with water damage of the dome particularly. The paintwork has been restored carefully and the carpets replaced. It is a good restoration as it is probable that it would have suffered if the...More

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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...More

Thank Malin Q
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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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