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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 2 days ago via mobile

The whole neighborhood always take my breathe away and make me feel like in movies. Such a historical site with peace of art architectural surroundings. The history if Hagia Sophia is going back to Byzantine a conversion from a church to a mosque. The mosaics...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RoadrunnerBerlin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in the hearth of OLD Istanbul , Hagia Sophia Museum will affect you too much. She is charming and so beatiful. Closed to Blue Mosque and too many other historical places in Istanbul. Please try to visit as early as possible during the day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mahiro2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place with so much history. Must see when in Istanbul. Spent about one hour here, which I thought was perfect.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rlbmann
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is really. A place of worship for various religions (orthodox, catholic, muslim) throughout the centuries. Still is was threated with respect by all new rulers who changed it to their own religion without completely destroying its past. It was built in only 2...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank IwanBanens
Reviewed 2 days ago

Haga Sophia is a good museum which gets lots of visitors on daily basis. The crowds are managed well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SunilG1118
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Essential sight in Istanbul, worth getting in with a tour to avoid the hour or so q'ing for the entry ticket.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AndySmal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was very nice for us to see and see the impressive place. I was very impressed when I read the history. The pictures and writings on that wall were great.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cerenpoyraz1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This should be our highlight of the Istanbul trip. Grandiose shown only it's past but many hidden gem within it need some more exploration by the historians to uncover it as it was built 1500 years ago. The building look to me that it is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank elanfoo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This one of the best a place. If you visited istanbul you must go but expensive a place little hagia sofia free 😀

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mehmet Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

This sight is definitely not worth either the line or the price. Just don't understand what the fuss is all about.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ирина б
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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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11 February 2019|
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Response from darkjonas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In Hagia Sophia I bought the museum pass. Payed around 140 turkish lira, which allows you to enter most of museums around the city.
diane B
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