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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 6 days ago via mobile

Magnificent. Best view for a photo from the steps of the blue mosque and from the top floor of the 7 hills cafe (roof top cafe).

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carol123456789000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the first negative review I’ve ever written. Beware of buying ticks online with Tiqets. The ticket says “Mobile tickets accepted” but that’s not the case! Hagia Sophia won’t take it. You must walk about 300 yards down the road and up 3 flights...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank I2634XSjimc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss it please.after get off at Sultan Ahmad tramva staion you enter to the area in the left hand can find this amasing place.entrance is 60TL and und unlike the blue mosque you can enter with any tipe of dress and for lady...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank amir3afari
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just incredible and by far one of the most beautiful and interesting buildings i have ever seen. Do not miss it and get a professional guide or read up on it before you go

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank b0ki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are guides standing outside. They take you skip the line inside for a minimal fee. Make sure to Haggle with the guide for fee. Guide shows you everything around and you enjoy the place. It is a great combination of temple church mosque and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TahiraSajid
Reviewed 1 week ago

I bypassed the queuing with a private tour guide, I was his only client and he took time for about an hour talking me through the history and pointing our points of interest inside. You can hire head phones which I am sure are good....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Per A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Istanbul’s diamond. This church is really unique. It costs 60tl to enter the museum. Depsite the effort, hagiographies are still in the walls!

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank danae_mily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tour guide chatted our group of 8+3 outside the museum, and we decided to take his offer. It went well, thankfully. We skipped the long ticket queue. He shared with us Hagia Sophia’s history and trivia about the building’s construction which we otherwise would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank indigoddess
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is mesmerizing, it is definitely the one place anyone visiting istanbul should go see. The mix of cultures and religions summarizes what Istanbul is about. The queues were not bad, we were in line for 20 minutes, so we paid the regular entrance...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank mous0021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well this place is amazing. It was first built in the 3rd century!!! Very interesting for orthodox people. The line is crazy but you can get an excursion with skipping the line for about 7 euro.

Date of experience: March 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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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