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

If you visit Istanbul, you shouldn't live without visiting this place. It is one of the top attractions of Istanbul. You can experience church and mosque as one. It is unique, one of a kind.

Thank Servet A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an absolute must see. A fascinating pastiche of Christian and Islamic iconography. It was the most interesting place we went in Istanbul. It has a truly spiritual feel

Thank Matthew W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An awe inspiring moment when we entered the building. Well worth hiring a guide as the information given made a real difference.

Thank 58rizwan
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Quite expensive to get in - 40 per person - but really worth it. Interesting to see its change from Christianity. Really pretty also

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It’s short and sweet with a lot of intricate detail and lots of stories. Highly recommend the audio guide.

Thank W A
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What an adventure this is. We had a private guide otherwise perhaps confusing. Beautiful view from Self Service Restaurant

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If you’re in Istanbul and not visit Hagia Sophia ...your visit is not count so make sure to go first early morning in order to get tickets because the Queue will very long....

Thank Hussam J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To see the church conversion into mosque and then reconversion to church and museum is fascinating. Well maintained and well preserved. Better to see with a guide.

Thank Satyendra J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I didn't go inside but it's very beautiful and great from outside. I'm sure that inside is very beautiful and you should go.

Thank DanielfromIran
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit while in istanbul. You can see symbol of Islam and Christian in this place. Very beautiful.

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kriki2015
19 June 2018|
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Response from NYCTRAVELER329 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide bought tickets. Others not with a group stood in line to buy tickets.
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paolasanzg
25 May 2018|
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Response from Cristina G | Reviewed this property |
Audio guides available, but not mandatory in my opinion. Credit card accepted
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aamnasaquib
19 April 2018|
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Response from binajimster | Reviewed this property |
Hagia Sophia is right across from the Blue Mosque. Topkapi is right behind Hagia Sophia. You could pair up any two of them depending on how much time you have. If visiting Hagia Sophia, Topkapi will take up a lot more time... More
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