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

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Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 227 4480
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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2014
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Fürth
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

This Church is the biggest one I've ever seen, and the most beautiful. There are still mosaics frescoes from the Byzantine, and they are so beautiful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Hard to find, but at the end you see a church turned into a mosque. Not bad, but not very special.there is other sightseiing to be done much more beautiful and important.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

A small and well maintained Byzantine church that today is an active mosque. A place to visit if you are in the neighborhood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

One of the rare site on Earth where it was once a church AND a mosque. Now a magnificent heritage museum, a monument of religious tolerance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Very attractive place to be visited in Istanbul, if you are there dont return back to your country with out entering to Ayasofya... it is a place with a lot of history, Christian and Islamic one, but it is prefered to be in group to get the entrance tickets easier and get the headset to listen to the guide explanation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

This little church is now a working mosque. A gem of early Byzantine architecture that we would never have explored without the help of Bitinya Tours guide, Ugur.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

WIthin a few blocks of my hotel, I wandered down the hill to the small Camii, I saw on the map. Nice little park, a few shops and galleries nearby. Sat in the park waiting for prayer to end and watched the vendors (simit, juice) gather. There are coffee shops nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Restored very simply. An exquisite church. Make sure you go up to the gallery to get a full appreciation for the space and light.

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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