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

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34122 Fatih/Istanbul | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 227 44 80
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the prettiest religious buildings in all of Istanbul, this church converted to mosque requires women to don monks cloaks with hoods provided at the door before they enter the mosque. From what we saw, visitors may not even get in the door if...More

Thank Wendell D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The sign outside suggests it is open from 9:30 but the door was firmly locked at 10 o'clock on a Sunday. Access was granted for a short time before the midday prayers. Be prepared to come back a few times to get inside, it is...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well maintained, the corner Church of St Sergius and Bacchus is an active and well preserved mosque. It was called the Little Hagia Sophia, and it predates her big sister. Free to enter and a short walk from Sultanahmet

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

a little less know site compare to its big sister, you will find it by walking straight down the akbiyir street from Hagia Sofia approx. 1km. Dont be discourage by the heavy curtain/cover on its main entrance...just leave you footwear before entering this mosque..it is...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is the little Hagia Sophia that still contains Greek inscriptions in the interior between the first and second levels. While it is a functioning mosque and has been for centuries, it is open to visitors. It has well-maintained grounds and is in a less...More

Thank TravelingAmos
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Most of the Mosques in Istanbul are beautiful but this one is small but beautiful, abide by the customs ladies have your headscarf with you.

Thank angelinabateman21
Reviewed 24 July 2018

largest &Highest building contain christian remains like picture to Mariam The Virgin in the Middle beside this picture writing by Arabic الله واكبر

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is on a lot of the city tours I noticed and it it is well worth it. It's small but beautiful and off the beaten path. Modesty dress is inside waiting for you..

Thank Aryn C
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We were here before 2 hours its a amazing place nice view good and charming recommended higlhy too everybody

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is off the tourist trail, but its a hidden gem, and one not to be missed, its less ornate, but absolutely lovely, and there are no crowds either. A real worthwhile stop

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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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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