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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 1 December 2016

In the Sultanahmet area, not far from the Blue Mosque this was originally a Church that later became a mosque and is also known as Little Hagia Sophia as it is smaller in size and also less popular with tourists.

1  Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting church which was later converted to a mosque and dervish lodge. It was built in the times of Emperor Justinian as a prototype for Hagia Sofia to check if a dome can be built on a four-sided base. Both the buildings...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Far from tourists and giant busses, if you come to this mosque, complete silence will fall upon you. Small and historical, it is quite great I felt great for coming there.

1  Thank Admirality
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a small historical church that was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Constantinople. A good place to visit.

Thank Farhan K
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Really amazing and awesome and shows the greatest history of Islam. Lovers of arts they will like this place a lot

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This 'small but perfectly formed' ex-church and now mosque was empty when we arrived and it was an extremely peaceful time that we had examining and enjoying the beauty of it - well worth a visit.

1  Thank Roger T
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

vey close to arasta bazar. The former church - now tzami- is very nice in the interior. Simple but elegant. With big but delicate marble stylus- called kionokrana. The outside of the church reminds so much Agia Sofia. Very well preserved. After visiting the church...More

Thank Fotini P
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love this place because it was a church that changed to a mosque. The paintings that was belongs to byzantine was great.

1  Thank zara30may
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I believe that is the name on the map. It is worth the visit if you have some extra time. Few visitors there so not crowded. You might get the (payed and unplanned) tour by an old man speaking pretty good english and quite knowledgable...More

Thank velissaris_
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Had fantastic days going to little hidden site which is older than the Ayasofya. Not many tourist know about it so there was no hussle or bussle, beautiful set and mantained excellent tranquil place to visit.

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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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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