The atmosphere is outstanding and otherworldly. I was really in owe. You can feel the heaviness of hundreds of years of history
About Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
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The Hagia Sophia Meseum is very beautiful, there are a lot of renovations going on at the moment, but there is still a lot to see. Plan to spend a couple of hours there, the cost is 40 TL per person on entry
It's beautiful mosque , but at the end it's mosque so what can be other than domes and a religious place . Area around is active , has cafes , restaurants and museum.
Simply breathtaking. It's historic and beauty alone is enough to make one awestruck. Being once a church converted to a mosque and now a museum, everyone is truly fortunate to be able to view the intricacies and sophistication of this monument. One of the major...More
I arrived at 9am as the gates were opening and there was already a small queue. So arrive early. The audio guide was well worth it. There are also official guides who introduce the grounds for 15 TL who are very knowledgeable and bring the...More
I really liked this place. It was a church and then the change it to a mosque. You can see some symbols and drawings of the church and writing and symbols of Islamic culture.
Half of it was closed for renovations. Included in museum card pass. Watch out for long line. We went late before an hour from closing time, so there weren’t a line. Huge, need an hour to two to see it all.
The centuries old building has served as a church, mosque, site for coronation ceremonies, and now a museum. Marble walls, stunning mosaics comprised of gold, silver, glass and terracotta ... this building leaves visitors in awe. I did not hire a guide, preferring just to...More
Beautiful and nice to visit. It was under construction but also you can see beautiful mosaics. If you visit Istanbul you should visit it.