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“Beautiful scenery ”

Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
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Hagia Sophia Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #4 of 1,194 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful place and scenery, best time to visit at the morning or afternoon. amazing view and interesting place.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

If you can purchase your museum pass do it to avoid the extra waiting time though they didn't have it when we went much to our disappointment. Arriving early head straight upstairs to have some peace and quiet with the stunning frescos. Soak in the atmospheric old church, mosque, museum that truly is a place of the divine before the tour groups trample the place with their selfies.
Make sure you stand outside at night behind the coloured fountains to get a great view/photo with Aya Sophia in the background.

Thank 655michaelf
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was the number 2 item on my bucket list, and it definitely delivered. Seeing the place for myself was an experience unlike any other. You should definitely visit the second floor as it gives a feel for the gigantic scale of the building. Unfortunately, there were renovations going on when I visited and the scaffolding was unsightly on the inside, but I'm glad to see that they are preserving the history so that it will be around for future generations to marvel at as well.

Thank MasterShake72
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the place. We went early in the morning to avoid rush. Just as well in the afternoon the queue to but tickets was very long. Absolutely must see this place. We did not take a guided tour. Read the signs we don’t think we missed out.

Highly recommended

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This a a must see in Istanbul. It's amazing, intriguing and interesting. We love our visit at the Ayasofya. The Sultanamet area is just spectular

Thank Adrian P
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