One of the gate keepers outside the Kucuk Aya Sofya in the Sultanahmet district. Originally the Church of SS. Sergius and Bacchus, it was converted to a mosque in 1503 by Huseyn Agha, the chief eunuch of Sultan Beyazit II. It is known as the Little Mosque of Haghia Sophia, because it resembles the much larger church. It is in dire need of restoration as I was told that the rising water table of the nearby Marmara Sea was threatning its foundations. Foreigners and non Muslims are warmly welcomed here, and small 'donations' seem to be highly appreciated.
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