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Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 522 1750
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This architectural marvel displays 30 million gold tiles throughout its...

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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Lovely place!

The history of this building over the years is just fascinating! To know that it was a Catholic church, it was rebuilt multiple times and then it became a Mosque...is just... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history of this building over the years is just fascinating! To know that it was a Catholic church, it was rebuilt multiple times and then it became a Mosque...is just wonderful! Once you're there, take time to look at the amazing ceiling and don't forget to contemplate the amazing colors and patterns on the walls. A true and amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In this time were we as humans are divided more than ever, in this old building you can see how Islam and Christianity fused together. Rich history and that is why you should get audio guide or actual one to learn, enjoy and be enchanted. Spacious and majestic the building, all races of Europe been in AyaSophia and left their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful example of the beauty and artistry religions have inspired. Especially poignant are the Christian and Moslem symbols, side by side.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum. Good things to see looking up such has the hand print of Mary, the Christian and Muslim design. Outside you can see remanents of the church during 300 BC

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A very historical interesting point to see. It was church before and it's the most beautiful mosque in the Istanbul now. The mosaic part are awesome and breathtaking and the color of them are really good. I love this place and went there 5 times and every time enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

More than half of the place is close for maintenance, which is not allowing to see all beauty of this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best part of the whole visit.. history of it and art in it go hand in hand.. my room even had the hagia sophia view.. just FAB!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting this Museum, we were impressed by the buildind and the paintings. The fact that after so many fires it was always rebuilt, it proves that resembles the Phoenix .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very historic, antic and interesting point to visit. If anybody going to Istanbul and not visit Hagia Sophia, he should must.

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The images always have the lanterns on. There were only a few on, so it was dark. Still, worth the price of admission.

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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