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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
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Reviewed yesterday

On our most recent trip to Turkey we stopped by this mini Hagia Sophia. This smaller church / mosque is much less visited and is nice and quiet. It is well worth the visit.

Thank burls1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This former church is thought to be the prototype for the design and a test subject for building the Hagia Sophia. It is older than it's much larger brother but you can see similarities. A lot of the historical features have been lost during it's...More

Thank Hint_of_Pepper
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited ayasofia Camii and found it amazing .it represent. A church and a mosque in the same time .the domes are amazing especially after restoration looks fantastic .

Thank Khalid M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Don't get too excited by the name, it has nothing to do with the original Hagia Sophia, except the big dome slightly resembles that of the Hagia Sophia from the outside. Besides, the original name of the former church ıs Church of the Saints Sergius...More

Thank NelsonAponte
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Hello everybody it's me again A great place in the sense of the word must be visited in Istanbul Hagga Sofia which was one of the most beautiful historical monuments in Istanbul, it's combines Islamic and Christian art, crowded place better outside seating places, cafees,...More

Thank SALAH M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Resemblance of bigger version is evident, it used to be a Christian church, for centuries is a mosque. It is a bit ignored by tour guides, I don't know why, but it is worth to visit this monument.

1  Thank AleksandraKotor
Reviewed 12 July 2017

While all tourists visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, just 10 minutes away lies this beautiful gem of a church transformed to mosque. With far fewer visitors, it is very likely that you can have private time inside for prayer, meditation, and/or quiet contemplation....More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Not usually on most group itineries, this delightful little church-cum-mosque is well worth diverting to see. Much smaller and simpler (and older) than its bigger sibling and set in pleasant and peaceful surroundings, it is a joy to wander around away from the crowds -...More

1  Thank JJHDerbyshire
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I liked Küçük Ayasofya so much I visited it twice during my week-long stay in Istanbul. Watch out for a few monograms of Justinian and Theodora, and there's even a small cross adorning one spot. (The building was a church before the Conquest.) The second...More

1  Thank supimpa
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Definitely one of my favourite Istanbul camiis. It utilises its Greek origins to the full, and has a simplicity which is in keeping with its lower status. By its very aping of the Aya sofya, it declares the intentions of its builders, but its restrained...More

1  Thank Rod F
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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
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