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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

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This architectural marvel displays 30 million gold tiles throughout its interior, and a wide, flat dome which was a bold engineering feat at the time it was constructed in the 6th century.
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Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed today

The Hagia Sophia is like nothing I have seen before. An ancient building that has evolved over time but has managed to retain key elements from each of its former primary functions. The architecture, the lighting and the ongoing discoveries are elements that you will...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Arvinder B
Reviewed today

Such a beautiful and iconic landmark of Istanbul and very famous in general. It is situated in the heart of Istanbul near all the other sites of interest. It is very near the Blue Mosque and there is a square in between them where you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kayleigh T
Reviewed today

amazing architecture wonderful background just hoping the construction will be over soon , more local english guidance is needed but absolutely need a day to explore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank manssiiii
Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful with such an interesting history...we went back the next day!! On the second trip back a young Man; Kadir, a university history graduate approached us and offered his services as guide...he told us this is the only place in the World where we will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sheRwoman
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best Historical Destinations Of the world!.. Visit it with Sultan Ahmet and Basilica Cistern on the Same Day!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ali1995Ph
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the visit, Buy the ticket from the machine don’t wait in the line. Take your time to admire the “mixage” of the culture

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mariella B
Reviewed yesterday

The historic massive church turned into a mosque then turned into a museum - breathtaking with its architecture and huge archs and unique mix of christian and muslim art.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yogomojo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such an amazing architecture and well preserved. Definitely worth checking out and experiencing it in person.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tour654137
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a very foggy day . Beautiful museum with exquisite mosaics . Tends to be very busy. Need to go upstairs and view from the balconies are great. Entry fee is 60 TL per person. Renovation work going on . A must visit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 313meenad
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great piece of art built in 6th century as a christian church converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into museum in the middle of 20th century. Its inside and outside is so impressive and breathtaking. That I fell in love with this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ambreen_7
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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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10 February 2019|
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Response from darkjonas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In Hagia Sophia I bought the museum pass. Payed around 140 turkish lira, which allows you to enter most of museums around the city.
diane B
31 October 2018|
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Response from zebragorda | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum now requiring payment.Audio.is extra
15 September 2018|
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Response from MrsUsman | Reviewed this property |
I personally feel that this is far too much to cover in one day. You could definitely do the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and maybe - if you're quick - the Topkapi Palace too. Topkapi actually took us half a... More