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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 1 week ago

This is a must when visiting Istanbul. Its history is so rich you will want to stay at least an hour. If the queues are long (say, more than 45 minutes queuing time) do get one of the many guides available (they are certified) around...More

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

We visited in March 2019. The entire complex, and not just the main building, is fantastic. Even though there was a fair bit of reconstruction happening, we loved our visit. Especially worthwhile to understand the places history to appreciate it better. Personally, I really liked...More

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

What can I say, not to be missed! One of the reasons to visit Istanbul and Turkey. A church, a mosque and now a museum!

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

Go early and take your time. Read about the former this Mosque before you go or you'll miss a lot. I read about its history then went with a guide and explored every corner.

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

Stunning place with a rich history and beautiful architecture and mosaics. Early morning visit is recommended to avoid the crowd unless you have prearranged visit and jump to queue.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Z4041DApatricem
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing achievement of the Byzantines that gave this city its name...worth paying to enter and for sure worth to explore in every corner of it...

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

Beautiful place, worth paying for a fast track ticket to avoid the long queue. gorgeous interior, and a super cute cat lives in there, too!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank emafilipa6
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a history buff like myself and appreciate architecture, you should not miss a visit to this place! It's truly a feast on the eye and very beautiful with a very fascinating juxtaposition of Islam and Christian elements throughout the structure. They have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank fmhrani
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the huge line-ups to get in, I had high expectations but felt disappointed once I got in. The inside is going through restoration that blocks good section. I do understand that they would have lost lots of the church furniture when it was repurposed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 91amala
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful mosque history in there love to be there every time when i go in so peacful but you better get a guide

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