Little Hagia Sophia787 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mh., 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
- Phone: +90-2122274480
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture
Initially established as the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus in 527 by Emperor Justinian, this site was later co-opted as a mosque to cater to Islamic faith in Istanbul. This structure is one of the earliest experimentation in Byzantine architecture reflected by its huge central dome and an octagonal base. Since this mosque holds a lot of similarities with the Hagia Sophia, it has come to be called as the Little Hagia Sophia. Although relatively little known to the foreigners, this mosque deserves a visit during your trip to Istanbul. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 7 days.
Little Hagia Sophia Travel Tips
- When you are inside the mosque, remain quiet and don't use flash photography.
- Entry is free.
Little Hagia Sophia Hours
- Recommended to be visited between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, except for the prayer timings.
How to Reach Little Hagia Sophia
- By Train: Kumkapi Railway Station
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5.5% of people who visit Istanbul include Little Hagia Sophia in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
38.98% of people start their Little Hagia Sophia visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Little Hagia Sophia
50.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Little Hagia Sophia