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“A must for lovers of the Byzantine”

Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus)
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Christian Heritage Private Tour In Istanbul...
Ranked #29 of 1,133 things to do in Istanbul
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

A walk further down and to the left of Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, this is a pretty church - now quite active mosque - and graveyard with a painted interior.

Thank NicJBoston
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

This beatiful little fifth century gem is frequently overlooked by most travelers. It was the "pre-study" for its big brother, the Hagia Sophia, about a fifteen minute walk away and up the hill. A marvellous piece of Byzantine archtecture - and without the crowds. At times I have been the only person there.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Küçük Ayasofya ("Little Ayasofya") is a charming spot in Istanbul. For the ones who go to Istanbul and stay around Sultanahmet, you may take a walk and visit this spot as well.
It's a small, human space, always quiet and peaceful. On the several occasions I visited it, there was always someone in a quiet corner reading, or simply sitting, thinking. It's a beautiful and elegant space.
Outside, there's a small tea house in the courtyard.

Thank Joana R
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Its a nice mosque without all the hordes of tourists. It is a beautiful place not far from the main attractions and should be visited

1  Thank noelzach
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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
i loved it

1  Thank Kero A
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