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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed today 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 yesterday 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
Thank 313meenad
Reviewed 2 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
Thank ambreen_7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the queue and 35 TLR per person. We spent about an hour looking around. Make sure to go upstairs for a great view of the ceiling. Closed on Mondays!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sadhbhoconnor
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a real pleasure to visit. Even though it is very busy the space is so big you can make a relaxed visit and take your time to admire everything. Usually there are very long ques but it gets better at the end of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iloves1nglemalt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing historic trip, an excellent combination of religions under a roof ,except for renovation it was an awesome experience

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Samiahasan1970
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even if you have to stand in the queue in the freezing cold visiting The Hagia Sophia is a must! The historical wealth packed in this amazing building is astonishing. You see remnants of when it was a Church with frescoes and of when it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 670fidan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The most impressive place I've seen in the most magical city I've visited. a true jewel of ancestral architecture crowned by murals, arches, marble and giant columns. If you visit Istanbul you can not miss Hagia Sophia. If you visit the world you can not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TortuosoTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place was magical. The feeling of what has happened years ago in this very same building gave me the chill. Beautiful and grand place. We can see how this place always been taken care

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AdFiaSasongko
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My preferred visit in Istanbul. As this basilica was later transformed into a mosque we can discover these 2 cultures inside. the building is now no longer a place of worship and the renovation work reveals mosaics of Christian scenes. this mixture is amazing and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sultanahmet
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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MonyLeb
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.
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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
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thew800
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
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