Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
The Ottomans called that one "Kuçuk Ayasofya", or Little Hagia Sophia. It was a Byzantine church initially, built sometime around 500, and many believe it served as an early prototype for the larger Hagia Sophia cathedral built a few decades later.
But I have my doubts. The two buildings may share some salient aesthetic features, but their structural elements are vastly different. It's obvious, right? I mean, if you bother to look closely.