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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 today

We got there just an hour before it closed (it was also closed the next day so really check schedule) and as the line toy buy tickets was long, we decided to pay a bit more and get a professional guide. It was well worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HSTraveller22
Reviewed yesterday

Hagia Sophia, "divine wisdom", is the largest Christian church in the world, where Christian and Islamic values have learnt to live together. This used to be a Greek Orthodox church, later a mosque during the Ottoman empire, and these days, it is a museum. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Javier A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Of course a must visit when in Istanbul, it is sad though how history changed with time, but you'll love the history there, a lot of information, buy the voice guide in your own language, and follow the numbers while walking around, it is available...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DonGeorge07
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The whole neighborhood always take my breathe away and make me feel like in movies. Such a historical site with peace of art architectural surroundings. The history if Hagia Sophia is going back to Byzantine a conversion from a church to a mosque. The mosaics...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RoadrunnerBerlin
Reviewed yesterday

Located in the hearth of OLD Istanbul , Hagia Sophia Museum will affect you too much. She is charming and so beatiful. Closed to Blue Mosque and too many other historical places in Istanbul. Please try to visit as early as possible during the day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mahiro2016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful place with so much history. Must see when in Istanbul. Spent about one hour here, which I thought was perfect.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rlbmann
Reviewed yesterday

This place is really. A place of worship for various religions (orthodox, catholic, muslim) throughout the centuries. Still is was threated with respect by all new rulers who changed it to their own religion without completely destroying its past. It was built in only 2...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank IwanBanens
Reviewed yesterday

Haga Sophia is a good museum which gets lots of visitors on daily basis. The crowds are managed well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SunilG1118
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Essential sight in Istanbul, worth getting in with a tour to avoid the hour or so q'ing for the entry ticket.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AndySmal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was very nice for us to see and see the impressive place. I was very impressed when I read the history. The pictures and writings on that wall were great.

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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February 10, 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
October 31, 2018|
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Response from zebragorda | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum now requiring payment.Audio.is extra
September 15, 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