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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a beautiful sight. Unfortunately when I went the upper part (gallery) was in renovation so there was so little to see and I payed the whole rate. That felt like a rip-off. But other than that, it is definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 05Lexi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s magnificent in scale and in the number of historic artifacts. The experience is like walking through a history text book with all the pictures in front of you in real life. The Muslim has never destroyed the Christian decorations in the church and they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NganLawrence
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was on a tour to Turkey and our visit to Istanbul and especially the Hagia Sophia Museum was worth the visit. The dome of the church is magnificent and impressive. The place has a great spiritual atmosphere. Recommended when I are in Istanbul.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The awesome feeling to be inside this iconic place despite that the maintenance is on going, it's still beautifully architectured.I am fascinated with my visit and checked my bucket lists^_^.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jakki d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Aya Sofia is only number 4 of more than 1000 sights in Istanbul and I do not understand why. I have spent hours of my life there, and I hope I can still spend many more hours in it. Aya Sofia is a very special...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well maintained place , you can understand the history , very well preserved Ayasofya, still restoration is going on.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RBanta
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this place more than a few times for the last 20 years. It's always has a unique energy. Generally the are is really tourist friendly and lots of other places to visit and see. So it is always a good idea to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank korhag
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit. But unfortunately it was closed. Love the birds and misir around the museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 994rashadaa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, with lots of history and ancient artwork. Opposite the Blue Mosque also, with your guide available if you wish.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Darren C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An enchanting place but such a shame that it was under construction. The architecture is magnificent so the passageway leading to the top floor

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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
The W
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
11 September 2018|
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Response from RoxLima | Reviewed this property |
I think that the one that is closed on monday is Topkapi Palace. I remember that i couldn't do it in the same day