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Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 522 1750
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This architectural marvel displays 30 million gold tiles throughout its...

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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One of the Best Holy Place to Visit on Earth

It is a church older than 1.500 years. Still there like a rock. It before catholism. It is peaceful. Even it was converted to a mosque, the moment you enter the building you feel... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a church older than 1.500 years. Still there like a rock. It before catholism. It is peaceful. Even it was converted to a mosque, the moment you enter the building you feel Christianity. Thanks to M.K. Ataturk to protect it. It is worth to come Istanbul just to visit Hagia Sophia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The signature of Istanbul, every wall have a story, its cheaper to buy museum pass instead of Hagia Sophia museum ticket only, which allow you to visited the most of it in the old city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

...an iconic historical venue loaded with dramatic facts! There's no place on earth that witnessed evolving society, cultural and religious views and ancient civilizations like Ayasofya.

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Amazing place. Very easy to spend the whole day here, there's so much to see. If you want to visit the treasury to see the 80+ carat diamond 😱without having to queue for ages get there before 10a.m. & head straight there. Don't miss the harem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you go to Istanbul and can only go to one place, this should be the place. The history of the church/mosque is amazing, and seeing it in person is definitely an experience. The sheer size of it makes you feel so small. There is a reason that this is so iconic, it really is a must see.

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The Hagia Sophia is architecturally and spiritually magnificent. So many different people prayed and found solace in this place. The mosaics around as well as the superimposed calligraphy are a testimony that we all humans are the same. We need beautiful places !

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Although a lot of renovation works going in, it's breathtakingly beautiful infusion of Islam and Christianity. Loved every second of it, it was one of the most memorable moments in my life.

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An historic monument, a must see visiting Constantinople, where you can see the grandiose legacy of the Byzantines, still alive despite the interventions of the Ottoman's. The way the light casts inside the church is amazing.

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Ensure to get the headsets and commentary guide on arrival. No need for a local guide. Well preserved and great location, next to other attractions.

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It's under major renovations. It's grand but I had expected more. Once restored it'll be much more impressive.

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Sultanahmet
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.
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