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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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Kucuk Ayasofya Camii is spiritually comforting

I had the chance to pray at this highly-spiritual Camii for two consecutive Fridays during my stay in that lovely neighborhood of Sultanahmet. Truly peaceful and warm.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the chance to pray at this highly-spiritual Camii for two consecutive Fridays during my stay in that lovely neighborhood of Sultanahmet. Truly peaceful and warm.

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Fukaya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was able to see this mosque this time. The atmosphere was very graceful and I found that the colour of blue of the tiles look deeper with the contrast of the colour red. Very worth visiting hidden spot of Istanbul. Not crowded at all. It's just a walking distance from Blue Mosque.

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Chittagong City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Little Ayasofya mosque is a treasure, especially when you consider its age. The place just makes you realise what an enormous history Istanbul has as a Christian and a Muslim city. The mosque was surrounded by ugly buildings and houses for a long time, but the area is much more accessible now and the mosque a must, especially if... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful hidden gem. Definitely worth a visit if you are staying nearby. Free admission. Peaceful and I was the only visitor at the time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

In the Sultanahmet area, not far from the Blue Mosque this was originally a Church that later became a mosque and is also known as Little Hagia Sophia as it is smaller in size and also less popular with tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting church which was later converted to a mosque and dervish lodge. It was built in the times of Emperor Justinian as a prototype for Hagia Sofia to check if a dome can be built on a four-sided base. Both the buildings had the same architects, the same feel and it is said that both had similar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Far from tourists and giant busses, if you come to this mosque, complete silence will fall upon you. Small and historical, it is quite great I felt great for coming there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a small historical church that was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Constantinople. A good place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Really amazing and awesome and shows the greatest history of Islam. Lovers of arts they will like this place a lot

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This 'small but perfectly formed' ex-church and now mosque was empty when we arrived and it was an extremely peaceful time that we had examining and enjoying the beauty of it - well worth a visit.

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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 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.
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