Церковь Святых Сергия и Вакха (тур. Küçük Ayasofya) — одна из самых древних сохранившихся церквей Стамбула, послужившая прообразом для Сан-Витале (центрический храм) и собора Святой Софии (купольная базилика) (отсюда второе название — «малая Айя-София»). По всей видимости, является работой тех же мастеров — Исидора Милетского и Антемия Тралльского. Храм посвящён святым Сергию и Вакху.
Существующий ныне храм был построен в 527—529 годах близ дома, в котором император Юстиниан I провёл свои молодые годы. «Малая София» составляла единый ансамбль с более ранней церковью Святых Петра и Павла, последние свидетельства существования которой были уничтожены стамбульскими властями в XX веке. О том, что церковь Святых Сергия и Вакха была особо любима императорским семейством, свидетельствует то, что на многие капители нанесены инициалы Юстиниана и Феодоры.
Michael Oon | май 1, 2018
This quaint little mosque is right down the hill from the Blue Mosque. IT is said to have been built 500AD. Previously a church but now a mosque. It has beautiful decorations and the floor is covered in a turquoise coloured carpet. Certainly, worth a visit if you want some peace and quiet.
Pavol Hvizdos | май 2, 2018
Beautiful historical place. Entrance free of charge. Enjoy art and intricate decorations. Close to the other historical places in Istanbul.
trydeletingme1 | февр. 27, 2018
I wish I could have given this place 5 stars, however my visit here was ruined by a one toothed scammer. This scam artist has been mentioned before and is still present at Little Hagia Sofia. He is a one toothed man wearing soiled clothing who hangs around the place. Once I entered the Mosque, this scam artist approached me and claimed he that was a volunteer and offered me a tour, which I refused. However, the man continued to follow me around the Mosque and tried to demand 80 lira for his tour, even though I was ignoring him and trying to avoid him. The man only left after I started to call the police. It seems that the staff at the Mosque are aware of him and are supporting him (given that he has been present for so many years). If you decide to go here and this man approaches you, promptly call the police.
Olgay Celik | май 19, 2018
I love the ambience of the litte hagia sophia mosque. I entered and I kept silence. It was awesome.
Keluarga Pelancong | апр. 4, 2018
Smaller version of Ayasofya. Walk a little bit from Sultanahmet square. Not a touristy spot. But I like the mosque so much. The interior is special.
Ahmad Jamalo | июнь 2, 2018
This Byzantine building with a central dome plan was erected in the sixth century by Justinian, likely was a model for Hagia Sophia ("Holy Wisdom"), and is one of the most important early Byzantine buildings in Istanbul. It was recognized at the time as an adornment to the entire city, and a modern historian of the East Roman Empire has written that the church, "by the originality of its architecture and the sumptuousness of its carved decoration, ranks in Constantinople second only to St. Sophia itself".
Romāns Zatermanis | июнь 23, 2018
The old man, who's been said to be a scammer was present. But at this point you can say who's real traveller and who's an ordinary tourist. If you're latter - you might find him disturbing, but if you're really into history of Istanbul, you will take his tour and give him a reward. I was here for an hour and heard much of the stories which bears this small Hagia Sophia mosque. Be openminded and you can still hear good and verified history facts and if you do not feel to hear his guidance, just say you will not be able to pay for the guided tour. I think he will understand.
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