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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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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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+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the best attractions of Istanbul. A true marvel of engineering considering it was constructed centuries ago in an earthquake prone country. To make the visit worth the experience, do read about the history of building before going, or watch the short info video...More

Thank A12urist
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is over 3000 years old and was built 3 times before the final building was completed. It’s under renovations at the moment. They are trying to uncover the faces of the angels in the ceiling. Lines are always very long, if you pay...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Hagia Sophia is stunning in its size and interior spaciousness. Its grandeur and peace remains for all to share.

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Reviewed yesterday

Impressive structure from the outside with very long queues. Buy a museum pass for fast track entrance (But you still need to get free entrance tickets for kids). Lots of construction detracts from the view and experience-- incidentally, this doesn't affect the entry fee!!

Thank Haroon M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love the history of the Hagia Sophia it's really something to see. I would recommend anyone to come and visit

Thank Hakan A
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited this place in August 2018, there is restoration work is going on so everything is under cover. It's not value for money, So I will suggest skip this for next few months.

Thank Hemesh T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were there last day we like so much l hope soon we will bk again l recommended evrerybody in this world thanks

Thank Kenan Ş
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The monument stands tall as a relic of an historic moment of two religious faiths. Once a Greek Orthodox Christian Patriarchal Bassilica of Byzantine era has later turned into Ottoman Imperial Mosque and now a meuseum. It is indeed a great architectural beauty can’t be...More

Thank Sourajyoti D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here but there were renovation inside.. We just spent 30 minutes inside the building.. I can imagine how beautiful the building long long time ago ..

Thank Ria B
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Hagia Sofía is a beautiful church (museum) in downtown Istanbul. There is lots of history in that place. It is one of the first churches in Christians history built in Constantinople Roman times. There is Muslim culture and religion in the place as well. It...More

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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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Tazhim
5 August 2018|
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museum pass card costs 210 tl for all turkey or 125 tl just for istanbul. google it muze gov tr
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Marilyn B
31 July 2018|
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Response from Kat K | Reviewed this property |
Early morning . No stairs in hagia Sofia.
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kriki2015
19 June 2018|
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Response from CarlosDavidov | Reviewed this property |
Find a guide at the door. He will have tickets and make you go thru a VIP line. On top of it it is highly recommended to hire a guide to explain you the history behind the visit. Money well spent.
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