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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is a must do! There is so much history wrapped up in it. Hire a guide outside of the entrance. Having a guide gives so much more context and history that would otherwise be missed. The guides buy tickets ahead of time and...More

Thank KerenElise
Reviewed yesterday

Ayasofya was my main reason behind my motivation to visit Istanbul, and although I later found more reasons to visit Istanbul, Ayasofya would still be my main reason to return to the city. I had seen many spectacular churches and monuments in various corners of...More

Thank Jay Y
Reviewed yesterday

When traveling around Europe you might be 'churched Out', leave time for this one. Dating back to the 6th Century.... a church, a mosque and now a stunning 'museum' for everyone to enjoy.

Thank Lazza66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it was under contruction, nevertheless the beauty and history of Ayasofia still lights the whole place. Dont miss to go inside.

Thank Ummi A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a place not to be miss when visiting Istanbul, there is so much history and it’s amazing! This place is not to be miss!

Thank Adil M
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best places to go in Instanbul. Enjoyed everything around it. Must visit in each season of the year!

Thank Rian C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyody must see this place and very good place but expensive very expensive no tourist istanbul... And expensive!!!

Thank Besır A
Reviewed 3 days ago

it's a must for any traveler to Istanbul to visit this place. it is outstanding. the ambiance can feel you great. the ticket was 40 TL. and it takes about an hour to visit this place.

Thank marzipo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Found the history of this museum quite interesting. Some parts were under renovation but it didn't reduce the magnificence in any way.

Thank Chetna K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular architecture, loved the cat! If possible visit this site with a guide able to offer you the best information. This place is within easy walking distance to other important sites e.g. The Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and Obelisks Go for it!

Thank geoffrey v
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Sultanahmet
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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Response from Alenka13121968 | Reviewed this property |
From the hotel you need to get to the Kabatas pier. From there the ferry to the princes ' Islands. The tour can take all day, as the ferry only one way is 1.5 hours. Since there is no transportation, all the movement will... More
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I have been away to Mauritius but time is an issue here 8hrs is cutting extremely fine would not advise taking a chance
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If you are really interested in the boutiques, you just need to Taksim. Istiklal street - a Paradise for shopaholics. There are shops of almost all the most famous brands. Not very far from Taksim there is a good shopping... More
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