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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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“blue mosque” (30 reviews)
34122 Fatih/Istanbul | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 227 44 80
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately, it was under maintenance i could not do the visit but i will do so next time for sure.

Thank Farooq A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This very good place and its was free and you can go with your family... we like it a lot we wanna go again....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This place is architecturally memorizing. I loved the intricate details of the church and then the islamification of the church. I would recommend you visit this place and plan for a couple of hours (2).

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 14 December 2017

You can´t say that you have been to Istanbul if you haven´t been to Hagia Sophia. Amazing place whith so much history. Come early if you want to avoid crowds. It opens at 9 but if you are there 10 min early, you can get...More

Thank Mirrimimi
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Must pass by to see. It is not the biggest nor the best one in the city but if you are in the area just pass by.

Thank Nesi B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

If you want to go somewhere that you can see without crowd a church,go there! It is older than the big Aya Sofya - it was built to check if they can built something enormous in the same style - and they made it!! If...More

Thank trias t
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Only 10 minute walk from the blue Mosque. It’s a few years older than the Hagia Sophia which was said to be modelled on this church (turned into Mosque in Ottoman Empire). Quite and unknown to many tourists and locals this...More

1  Thank ATASERT
Reviewed 22 October 2017

It is likely that Hagia Sofia was model on Kucuk Ayasofia - in terms of architecture and design, it is considered second only to Hagia Sofia. Few tourists take the time to visit here, therefore there are unlikely to be lines and crowds. You'll be...More

Thank Doreen M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

A short step away from our hotel, we found this very pretty little Mosque - formally a Christian Church. There are artisan shops in the walled garden and the Mosque itself is a gem. It does not appear to be high on the tourist trail...More

Thank ANSGr
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Not crowded place. Not a must visit place. Its an old church with a big hall. The passage leads to a big hall.

Thank abdulla i
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
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15 October 2015|
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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