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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 212 522 1750
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we were wiht my girlfriend we want see ayasofia ıts a best and big place ın istanbul like you dont want go out everyone must visit this place

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Very good everyone should be visit there if i will be back turkey again and o will visit there again topkapı and here şu nice .

Thank Khalid J
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Hagia Sophia is a very interesting and historically significant mosque in Istanbul. Three religions are represented - Islam, Christianity and Judaism. It's also a beautiful mosque. I recommend a knowledgeable tour guide; these guys float around the outside of the mosque, and the one who...More

Thank Joseph K
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First visit. Loved it. Great history. Had a lovely guide to explain all about what happened in olden times

Thank Joanne T
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If you're interested in history then it's worth a visit. Queues are long and the heat is quite punishing so try to plan your visit as it's extremely busy. It doesn't take very long to walk around but the inside is worth seeing. To fully...More

Thank SharonGOK
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A must place to go in Istanbul.Don’t forget to arrange guide so you can learn the history of Hagia Sofia.Walk inside so you can admire all the architecture.It will be an unforgettable experience for you

Thank Gregory K
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In my opinion the highlight of Istanbul is this place. It’s very charming and has very unique characters, although it seems they never done with their work on walls and etc. Still if you’re in Istanbul does worth it totally to visit this place.

Thank Eric S
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This is an architectural masterpiece and an important example of the centralised plan used in Christian architecture. The massiveness of Roman architecture, and the reach of the Roman Empire as revealed by the materials used in the structure, is all very visible here. While many...More

Thank Ann M
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This is one of the best place we have done in Istanbul. Thanks to the different cultures that have been there, it is quite a unique church with a very interesting history background. We visited with a guide we found at the entrance therefore we...More

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Its so big place and ı thing ıts a heart of istanbul ı thing this is thr famous and biger church in turkey evetone even muslim people must visit here

Thank Ugur G
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epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
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kriki2015
June 18, 2018|
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Response from CarlosDavidov | Reviewed this property |
Find a guide at the door. He will have tickets and make you go thru a VIP line. On top of it it is highly recommended to hire a guide to explain you the history behind the visit. Money well spent.
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paolasanzg
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Cristina G | Reviewed this property |
Audio guides available, but not mandatory in my opinion. Credit card accepted
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aamnasaquib
April 19, 2018|
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Response from binajimster | Reviewed this property |
Hagia Sophia is right across from the Blue Mosque. Topkapi is right behind Hagia Sophia. You could pair up any two of them depending on how much time you have. If visiting Hagia Sophia, Topkapi will take up a lot more time... More
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