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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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Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is remarkable inside out with beautiful ancient wall murals. The whole place exudes old nostalgic charm. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowd. The only thing that puts me off is the entry fee. At 60 liras per pax it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank inksterpunk
Reviewed yesterday

Ayasofya is a beautiful building. The art and architecture are well preserved and maintenance that occurred during my tour shows that much care is taken to protect this great structure of history. The artworks on the wall are magnificent, especially since they signify both the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Capetowngirl_50
Reviewed yesterday

This place is obviously overrated, yet it is interesting to see. A church, which was converted into mosque and the only place that I saw in an Islamic country the name and picture of Marry and Jesus next to the name of prophet Mohammed and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marodint
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This building is stunning. Definitely symbol of Istanbul. Place that will take your breath away. Don't miss this.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank UrosA15
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to Aya Sofya without so much expectation as it could be one of those tourist trap. Nope it was not. This church later turn to be mosque is indeed a jewel. Even my 2 years old wee in awe because of its grandious size....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mbakmbonnie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a must see . I have been there so many times and I never get bored of it. It has a magical ambiance .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Esra H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

magnificent mosque. Have your camera ready. A must visit tourist attraction in Istanbul. Can get packed and hard to get pictures without people in your shot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SamirNYC112
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture with a very interesting history. So rare to find a place with both Islamic and Christian symbolism in one. A must see! My favorite place in Istanbul by far.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SamahE184
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see! Hagia Sophia is by far one of my most favorite places. You can’t visit onstanbul without dropping by. A church turned into a mosque then a museum. It is an incredible sight.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tourist707647
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Is a very good historical place to visit. But right now is on remodeling building. But always is good to know the history. I recommend to take a guide to explain the real story

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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15 January 2019|
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1 November 2018|
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Response from zebragorda | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum now requiring payment.Audio.is extra
15 September 2018|
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Response from MrsUsman | Reviewed this property |
I personally feel that this is far too much to cover in one day. You could definitely do the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and maybe - if you're quick - the Topkapi Palace too. Topkapi actually took us half a... More