The Small Hagia Sophia is located in Vize town, Kale Quartier.



It was built in the 6th century during Justinian period and designed as a mosque in the second half of the 14th century. In 2006, it was restored by Regional Directorate of Foundations and reorganized as a mosque.


The area is under preservation.

Area Descriptions

Around the building, archeological excavation works carried out by Kırklareli Museum and Trakya University, the Department of Art History and Archeology.
The building, which attracts attention regarding its similarity to Hagia Sophia Church, is rectangular-planned such square-planned.It has three abscissas. The building is seperated in three parts by three feet having diameters of 1.30, 1.40 cms and columns next to them. The caps of the marble columns are Corinth style. Mosaics, which do not exist unlike the columns, are similar to the ones found in the excavation between Hagia Sophia Church and St. Irene Church.

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Project: Green corridors - promotion of natural, cultural and historical heritage in the region of Burgas and Kirklareli. Grant Contract №РД-02-29-173/01.07.2011.

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