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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

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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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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank gailchuks
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank Katie M
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Paulajoyce
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Totally loved Istanbul! Hagia Sofia is an amazing place! Wonderful history around it! Highly recommended!

Thank Maria A
Reviewed yesterday

It is hard to comprehend how old this building is, it is so vast and beautiful. Don't miss the upstairs gallery and go all the way to the end to get a close up of the mosaic of the Virgin Mary

Thank NestaCaerdydd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Mar J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank SwordofZoltan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As lovely as it is, it is under construction. It is better to go inside with a tour guide so the you will know about the history of the church turned mosque turned museum.

Thank stibbyventures
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Ismail D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most amazing place. Its a must see while in Istanbul. Beautifully lit at night and make sure to sit near the fountain. Very romantic.

Thank Ann H
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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
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The W
15 September 2018|
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Response from Rami Q | Reviewed this property |
Hey Dear, 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
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TheAliAbdul
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
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Tazhim
5 August 2018|
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Response from XXnafilo x | Reviewed this property |
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
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