Really interesting history in this mosque. I liked the Christian elements inside it. Worth a visit, like everything in SultanAhmet area.
I've seen some pretty astounding places but this just took my breath away as I walked in. Even though half the place was covered in scaffolding, you still can't help but just stop and go WOW! It is incredibly beautiful (words do not do it justice!) and you must go upstairs to experience a different perspective of it. We didn't... More
Everything was great, I was so lucky to arranged everything with a great Agency, Mysia Turkey Travel Center the only one suggestion ENJOY IT
Obviously, this is another essential if you've never been and you're in Istanbul. However, lines can be quite long to enter and prices are a lot more than what you're going to pay for other attractions. It's incredible to see a space that was once a Mosque turned Church turned museum. The art and architecture are mesmerizing, but remember the... More
A great bonus that ancient Christian icons in mosaic were uncovered from their covering of plaster when this former Christian church and former Mosque became a Museum. It is a real tribute to a tolerant Turkey that their ancient history which reflects many cultural and religious traditions can be acknowledged in this way. Many of my sketchy ideas on the... More
Of all the places in Istanbul that we have visited, we love this the most. We spend almost 4 hours here and many of the things its just attracted us. With the help of the Audio guide (can get this from the entrance with payment of 15L),, we learned a lot of the history from the Great Church to a... More
Inside everything has been removed, the walls and ceiling are damaged and there is a lot of scaffolding in place but no evidence of any work taking place. Not what we expected and a disappointment.
Absolutely great place to visit and learn about the history of the Ottomans and the legacies they left behind - and obviously the dynasties before that as well. Well worth a visit - buy the Istanbul Museum Card for around 85TL and you can visit most of the museums (including the Hagia Sophia) and Topkapi Palace - well worth it... More
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