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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent location in sultanhmet in old city of Istanbul. Close to many other locations of tourist interest in istanbul. Excellent architecture of this church which is close to blue mosque. It reminds tourists of the christian as well as Muslim heritage. Well preserved by the...More

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

It was simply breathtaking. We have young kids including a teenager and they usually are hard to please, especially when it comes to historic sites. But Hagia Sophia was one place even they were impressed with and took selfies!

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

Greatest human building in Istanbul for me, we went there for second time and was very emotional moments. They try to restore some of their damages there but it's difficult. I love this place, the inside, the outside, the night view, everything!!!

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

I highly recommend taling a tour guide as there is so much to hear about! Jewel of the Byzantine style architecture. Hagia Sophia, Sancta Sophia or Holy wisdom. Greek Orthodox Christian, then Catholic Christian, then Ottoman Muslim and now secular and open to all as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wiasy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Historically interesting because of the architecture and the blending of Muslim and Christian faiths under one roof. The famous cats are kind of a novelty too. The architecture is really amazing and the interior space is just HUGE. Fun to visit and historically very signficant.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brianm184
Reviewed 3 days ago

The queues to buy tickets were very long. I would suggest to go to the Topkapi palace first (queues much shorter) , buy the museum ticket from there and then visit the Hagia Sophia Museum later. It is however a sight not to be missed....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelEatRelax123
Reviewed 3 days ago

Travelling to Istanbul every year for the past 15 years, staying in the old city, I can never resist a visit into the Ayasofya, always renovating and making everything visit new, take a tour (recommended) or walk around by yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank istanbul455
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful place which breathes the history of Istanbul, the old Constantinopel. The history of the place, which was built as a church and later turned into a mosque is fascinating and the every corner of the building breathtaking.

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

I know the word awesome is over used, but this is awesome. Stand in the middle and take in the grand size of the structure, take a closer look at the artwork and then consider the age of it all and tell me you are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located in the Old City Hagia Sophia offers a rich history covering both Christian and Islamic heritage. It is rare to find in the world the two religions represented in one place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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MonyLeb
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.
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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
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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
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