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

34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 227 44 80
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34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 227 44 80
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

once it was a christian church and then it turned to a mosque finally it become a museum one of the best historical places i visited very big they provide you with a electronic guide that have many language it was good and worth money...More

1  Thank Kero A
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Worth a visit to see the early design of mosques under the Ottoman Empire at the foot of the hill, even allowing for the uphill climb back. The domes, arches and the support beams are painted and etched exquisitely. A single minaret anchors the base.

Thank T N R
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is interesting as it was built by Justinian and Theodora and show the architecture of this type of design quite clearly. You can also go upstairs and get a different perspective on the building. Unfortunately none of the mosaics have survived, but it is...More

Thank Library flower
Reviewed 26 May 2014

In the hustle and bustle of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, one rarely gets the chance to appreciate the structures for their true purpose - as a spiritual haven for quiet contemplation. That is not the case with Little Aya Sofya - there's barely...More

Thank SRabbitT
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Known to many as the Little Haggia Sofia only because it is a former church converted into a mosque. Attractive but not so stunning that it merits a lot of effort to find it -- and it is a bit away from the centre of...More

Thank Timgeorge
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Truly little Hagia Sophia. The building is a converted mosque and worth the visit. I had expected it to still be a church (for whatever reason) so the fact that it is a functioning mosque surprised me. It's also not covered in tourists, not doubt...More

Thank Fattyboooo
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had a bit of a treasure hunt to find the "Little Haghia Sophia ", Turkish friends had suggested we visit, we were not disappointed, built in 527, a beautiful mosque that was originally a church has been restored into a pint sized version of...More

Thank Nettyn00dle
Reviewed 8 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 7 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

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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
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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