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Hagia Irene Museum

Sultanahmet Meydani Topkapi Sarayi 1. Avlusu | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 512 04 80
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Sultanahmet Meydani Topkapi Sarayi 1. Avlusu | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"byzantine church"
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"concert hall"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was no entry fee, rather small place and no reason to charge. Feels like the building is in a state of neglect. Very interesting to note how the columns on either side all had different bases and some of different length. Worth a visit...More

Thank How T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I would say if you purchased the Museum card visit it. Otherwise, it is not worth the money, 20 Turkish pounds. It is a Byzantine church, the biggest after Hagia Sophia, that has kept its traditional architecture. But it is not well preserved, there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are planning to buy a ticket for 20TL, do not bother; spend more time at Topkapi Palace instead. Most of it was closed off, every corner you walk, there is something closed and I spend about ten minutes in total. Once opened, it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so we went in coz it was included in our museum pass. its almost closed. barely anything is visible. few people were sitting inside and praying. I really wonder how they managed to even sit inside coz its very dark and dingy inside. Basically the...More

Thank exploredaunexplored
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

It's worth visiting. Agia Irini was the main church of the city before Hagia Sophia was struck. It is located in the courtyard of Topkapi.

Thank Μιχάλης Ν
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Worth a quick look if you have a museum pass but id have been a bit disappointed if I'd paid to go in. Shame not to be able to see the done due the the pigeon netting.

Thank laneypops83
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This church is worth going into as it very old and is of the age of Haghia Sofia. It has the advantage over most churches of this age of never having been converted to being a mosque but as it was used as an arsenal...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful from the outside, but not much to see from the inside. It is not worth to pay 20 TL for it.

Thank Botond T
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

If you do not have a museum pass, do not waste your money on an entrance fee. The inside is completely bare, no art, no rooms, absolutely nothing. Give it a miss.

Thank Alexis N
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

To start this, without an intrest in Roman or history in general this might not be worth a visit. Despite this, I found the Irene to be an enchanting place. Whilst the grandeur of the Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia are truly a sight to...More

Thank Jefferson F
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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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