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No trip to Istanbul can be complete without a trip the the very imposing Hagia Sophia. A masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, it has been restored and renovated by succesive generations, with beautiful frescoes and mosaics.
Well worth the wait to get inside. Currently renovating it inside but still can see the great designs inside. Can spend some time just marveling at the architectural design of the place. Can explore both levels.
From the outside, Hagia Sophia looks exactly what it is, a structure that has developed over time to reflect the many different uses and masters it has served. It looms over Sultanahmet and from every angle there is a different perspective. Inside, the structure is...More
We spent about 2 hours here. We opted to pay an extra 30 TL each for the audio headset. I think the narrative was ok but could have been much better. Certainly this is a beautiful and significant building but some significant aspects were blocked...More
A must see. Hagia Sophia is so pivotal to the development of Modern Europe and the middle east that you simply cannot visit Istanbul and not visit it. The building itself is awe inspiring, the sheer scale of it sends shivers down your spine. Entry...More
come and see one the wonder of architectural building,it has been standing over the centuries with many earthquake, after seeing this wondering how the new buildings are collapsing so easily, it has been renovated and very well protected, must see place in Istanbul
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
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
1- Blue mosque is free to enter
2- Hagia Sophia its 40 Turkish Lera but you need to go early around 9-11 AM because after that you will find a lot of people in queue but some people sells the tickets but it will... More
1- Blue mosque is free to enter
2- Hagia Sophia its 40 Turkish Lera but you need to go early around 9-11 AM because after that you will find a lot of people in queue but some people sells the tickets but it will cost more
3 & 4 i don’t have any information about.
5- Dolmabahçe Palace : it cost 90 Turkish lira to visit out side and in side the palace
And if you go early around 9-11 Am the queue will be small but after 12:00 you will find a so long queue.
6- spice bazar is free and no need for tickets
And about covering all those in one day it will be hard but it’s double because blue mosuqe and Hagia Sophia is close and the bazaar is close to them, the palace is little far you need around 30 mins using the public transportation.
Those prices is for September because i was there.
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As far as I recall we get the passes in each different monument. The point is that when in the queue some local tour guides offer the ticket including a guide for an extra amount and that lets you jump the big queue. Enjoy... More
As far as I recall we get the passes in each different monument. The point is that when in the queue some local tour guides offer the ticket including a guide for an extra amount and that lets you jump the big queue. Enjoy your visit