I recommend everyone to visit this place if you really like to know about Turkish history and culture. The place building itself is very interesting.
About Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
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It was a monday and it was closed all day. so we could only see it from outside. I had always wanted to see it but because we were with an official delegation, hence could not come again.
We went to this museum with our guide. He went through the history of the church which was so interesting. Imagine this building first as a Church,then turned into a mosque. When you walk in you can't believe how huge it really is. Don't forget...More
Beautiful mosaics of Christianity - wonderful sense of history. Astounding architecture. Spend some time just sitting in a corner and absorbing it all.
Great historic destination to check off the list. Bit overcrowded for my liking. Be wary of people coming up to you and trying to bring you to a shop to buy things- they will be overpriced. - Check the prices you should be paying online...More
Massive and amazing structure and history. You will be in awe and a must. History mixed of islamic and christianity. Tickets cost 40lira each. Ques are very long. But you can do this blue mosque and topkapi palace all in one day. Go early morning...More
We visited the Hagia Sophia in January; as it was one of the many places on my list of places to see, during our visit to Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia absolutely lived up to my expectations & more. You are allowed to take photographs, but...More
Hagia Sophia is a combination of the Christian and the Muslim Eras. The place gives you peace I seldom experience. The exhibits are very informative. We had a tour guide who explained the history in detail which helped us appreciate the place even more. You...More
A beautiful structure and amazing piece of history. Find the off-hours when the tour groups aren't as thick, take your time.
Most amazing thing for me was the greatness of this structure and how big it is. I can't image that this was a church long time ago. A lot of icons is still preserved and they somehow beautifully making the atmosphere there.