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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 May 2014

This is certainly not as spectacular as the big attractions, but we loved the atmosphere in and around the mosque - almost village-like. The mosque is in beautiful shape and definitely worth a visit if you have time to slow down. We stayed in the...More

Thank Malin Q
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I didn’t have Kucuk Ayasofya Camii on my list of sightseeing during my visit. I stumbled on it on a helpless afternoon trying to fight off jet lag. From the moment I stepped foot inside, I felt a very peaceful vibe wash over me. I...More

1  Thank Isha_Wanderlust
Reviewed 9 April 2014

A very pretty building that has been a place of worship for over 1500 years, first as a church and now as a mosque. No crowds, just the odd tourist and local worshippers. There's a nice little cafe over the road which has tables on...More

Thank ctrunfree
Reviewed 8 April 2014

it s good place to visit a little disapointment maybe for christians cos there s not more items for christianity but shape of chrose and baptising area you can see but anyway nice place to visot and it s free

Thank cebba
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Actually the construction seems a replica of the original Santa Sofia but not so richly decorated and spectacular. Nice and hidden.

1  Thank santiago201011
Reviewed 29 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 28 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 4 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
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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