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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 yesterday

Aya sofya is a must see- -- a stark display of how empires run over each other thru the centuries. This church from the Greek, Byzantine and Roman civilizations, then the Ottoman empire made this church/ museum very interesting, but we're not students of history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Loislim
Reviewed yesterday

tarih içinde seyahat ediyorsunuz. en büyük kubbeye sahip yapı. içerisindeki yoldan üst kata çıkmalısınız. üst kattaki şapelleri görürsünüz. hristiyanların en önemli merkezi. you are traveling in history! building with the largest dome. You must go upstairs from the road inside. you'll see the chapels upstairs....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cihancelik1985
Reviewed yesterday

The Hagia Sophia Museum is a must see as the 8th world wonder due to it being the first building that is higher than its pillars. Unique in it being a church and a mosque with respective symbols omnipresent. Dimensions are overwhelming and interesting that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank inttraveller2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was always on the top of my list of places to visit. It wasn’t what I thought it would be but it was still impressive. As an engineer I know how impressive this building is. But the museum didn’t really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leo0nie
Reviewed yesterday

Ayasofya Museum-Church is in fact a museum of four civilizations (Greek, Byzantine, Roman, Ottoman). Even if I have visited Ayasofya more than 10 times, each time I come to Istanbul I try to visit it, so did I on my last visit. The visitor can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zfyllaridis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hagia sofia is absoolutely beautiful !! Must visit attraction in Istanbul. It is quite crowded & the ticket lines are really long. Having the Museum Pass does help a lot. You can purchase the Museum Pass at the Islamic Museum opposite the Blue mosque (no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BasuChowdhary
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is perhaps one the most visited tourist destination in Istanbul. Apart from historic and religious significance this surely is an Arhitectural wonder of the World, dates back to Byzantines 500AD. Having dome more than 100’ wide was not less than any miracle that time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aahsann
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a cold day in December early morning, no waiting lines. This is an remarkable place with beautiful ancient murials, large lanterns and interesting architecture. We did not do a guided tour as this was our second time and we know the history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 561Heleen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to Hagia Sofia on a cold winter day of December so it was not as busy as is normal in summer . Magnificent examples of Roman architecture and then add on,s by Turkish SULTAN’s. Some area was closed for renovations during our visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sohailnz
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's just feels like the Hagia Sophia has a magic on it. How glorious it looks! How beautiful it feels! It is easily understood how this place was so important for whole those people in time!

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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It is a museum now requiring payment.Audio.is extra
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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