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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 yesterday via mobile

The most historical place in Istanbul ! And one of the most impressive churches in the world ! I can write pages about Hagia Sophia, but you must live the experience to visit and read about the church!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TimMilios
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing buy a museum pass if you are planning on doing the sites. Buy A travel pass ‘kart’ use it on the river and go to Asia !!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank M4APTS
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous. This building is gorgeous inside and out. The Hagia Sophia sits across from the Blue Mosque and in front of Topikape Palace just steps from a metro/overground stop. The mosaics, murals, chandeliers.... I was in awe the entire visit. It’s hard to articulate just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank methree17
Reviewed yesterday

This is a place that must be a visit on any trip to Istanbul. It is a wonder of engineering and a tribute to humankind.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wenshelado
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must visiy historic place while in Istanbul. It is simply amazing. Better if you come with a local guide

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sabai95
Reviewed yesterday

Hagia Sophia is one of the must to see places in Istanbul. Fascinating history both for Christians and Muslims. A tour guide will help you to understand better that I recommend hardly :)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank traveleralison
Reviewed yesterday

Be ready, that it will take hours, to see everything! I personally recommend a tourist guide to walk the mosque through with. Lot of history, I was wondering around like Alice in Wonderland. Christian and Islamic in the same magnificent place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank s0FiA_2016_K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Lot of history. Must go in the morning hours to visit this place and witness all the whole place. You need at least 1/2 day to see and get yourself familiar with this historical place. Would recommend every one to visit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Raheel S
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is no other place in the world which you can have Christian and Islamic under one roof. You can find St. Marry on top of a Islamic prayer room. Religious can be peacefully together. Better go early, many people go and better buy museum...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tommyyam
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hagia Sophia is an iconic spot in Istanbul. The place is magnificent and jaw-dropping work of art. Must see if you visit Istanbul.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank markanthonyencabo
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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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11 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
1 November 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