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

34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 227 4480
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34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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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

Thank xochitl
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
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
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

Thank T3T
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

Thank CountryStroller
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
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I didn’t have Kucuk Ayasofya Camii on my list of sightseeing during my visit. I stumbled on it on a helpless afternoon trying to fight off jet lag. From the moment I stepped foot inside, I felt a very peaceful vibe wash over me. I...More

1  Thank Isha_Wanderlust
Reviewed 9 April 2014

A very pretty building that has been a place of worship for over 1500 years, first as a church and now as a mosque. No crowds, just the odd tourist and local worshippers. There's a nice little cafe over the road which has tables on...More

Thank ctrunfree
Reviewed 8 April 2014

it s good place to visit a little disapointment maybe for christians cos there s not more items for christianity but shape of chrose and baptising area you can see but anyway nice place to visot and it s free

Thank cebba
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Actually the construction seems a replica of the original Santa Sofia but not so richly decorated and spectacular. Nice and hidden.

1  Thank santiago201011
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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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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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