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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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For a Greek this church in the old town means a lot.Natives will call it the little Ayasofia and it is easy to find!

Reviewed 2 February 2014
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

For a Greek this church in the old town means a lot.Natives will call it the little Ayasofia and it is easy to find!

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

The shape and outside etc or the church remain at least little if I have right information but nowadays the building is just a mosque, and sad to say, white-washed and ugly one from the inside. Nothing heart-pounding from the outside either. Ps. Some reviewer has downloaded pictures from Hagia Sofia into this places review. I say: THERE ARE NO... More 

1 Thank Petsku83
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

A hidden gem in a small and quite neighborhood. It's far from the ordes of tourists and you can enjoy the peace of the interior as well as the minimal decoration.

Thank verofina
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

It is an impressive thought, that this church was built in 435 AD and turned into a mosque after Mehmet conquered Istanbul in the 15th c. It breathes history.

Thank Shasavan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

You have to visit this small and very nice Byzantine church! it;s worth your time! It's in Sultanachmet area and no difficult to find it.Nowdays is working as a mosque

2 Thank falydemi
Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

This Church is the biggest one I've ever seen, and the most beautiful. There are still mosaics frescoes from the Byzantine, and they are so beautiful.

Thank Iva I
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Hard to find, but at the end you see a church turned into a mosque. Not bad, but not very special.there is other sightseiing to be done much more beautiful and important.

1 Thank Angelos_1313
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

A small and well maintained Byzantine church that today is an active mosque. A place to visit if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank gplevrak
Denpasar, Bali
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

One of the rare site on Earth where it was once a church AND a mosque. Now a magnificent heritage museum, a monument of religious tolerance.

Thank RoniWDenpasar_Bali
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Very attractive place to be visited in Istanbul, if you are there dont return back to your country with out entering to Ayasofya... it is a place with a lot of history, Christian and Islamic one, but it is prefered to be in group to get the entrance tickets easier and get the headset to listen to the guide explanation.

Thank Refik N

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