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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
+90 212 227 4480
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We arrived during prayer time and some how this added to the tranquility of this beautiful mosque. Take the steep steps up to the gallery for beautiful views down.

Thank Beenmostplaces
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Really nice intimate mosque after visiting the larger ones. Very few visitors here and quite peaceful. Go up the stairs into the gallery.

Thank VictoriaNewZealand
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Sweet little church near the sea. We liked it very much. We found it by accident when we got lost in Faith district :)

1  Thank lora668
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Maybe we had already seen too many beautiful interiors of churches and mosques but this one just failed to amaze me. Certainly it's nice inside and much quieter than the Ayasofya itself but I wouldn't call it a must-see attraction.

2  Thank missyb_11
Reviewed 13 February 2014

This is tremendous - mainly due to the guardian who shows you round. He points out all sorts of little features you'd otherwise miss. The Christian & Islamic features make this so interesting. Make sure you see under the rug!

1  Thank Lorr H
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!

2  Thank christinakarantani
Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank Petsku83
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
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
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
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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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