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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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  • Average5%
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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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Reviewed today via mobile

It is a must to visit this place given its history. That said, it is busy - as you would expect. Be prepared to queue etc. Maybe outside of summer it is more atmospheric. I would certainly like to visit at a less hectic time...More

Thank sj99ad
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You will have to check all stories, first and second level. The stairs both ways are a bit different than usual. The fares are overpriced though. Make sure to go early morning to avoid the queues.

Thank Mazen K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excelente atração turística ! Quem tiver a oportunidade de ir vale a pena conhecer ,não entrei pois a fila estava muito grande e fazia muito calor Excellent tourist attraction! Who has the opportunity to go is worth knowing, I did not enter because the line...More

Thank deborabh2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place with a lot of history. Open until 18.00. It is a Must see. Near to few more places..

Thank Yasmin F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mosque is under remodelation in the inner part, but the building is a must and it is now possible to predict how the mosque will remain beautiful after the remodelation. About 7€/person.

Thank Francisco-Silva-63
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was the world's largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul. Nearby Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque of Istanbul), Its interior is...More

Thank RAJ MAHENDRA G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much history- astounding this built 1500 years ago. Pre dates Islam and built originally as a church. Architecture to support the dome is an engineering masterpiece have to see to appreciate. Fortunately not all the old mosaic was destroyed although no crosses survived -...More

Thank Ian G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunningly beautiful! You have to visit here, authentic restoration work has been done and lots and lots of original features remain. Go earlier in the day to avoid the tourist busses. Non-flash photography allowed.

Thank Jeans-Shirts
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was on my must see list on my trip to Turkey and it did not disappoint.The history involved in it cannot be adequately described here and one of those places you need to be in to appreciate.The fact that for so long Muslim and...More

Thank MattArnold10
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting! I arrived around 10:30, there was hardly any line. By 11:00 the place was crowded. It is convenient to get a guide, but make sure you make an agreement on the duration of the tour and whether it's just for the ground...More

Thank Vasia X
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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
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Tazhim
August 5, 2018|
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Response from earule |
museum pass card costs 210 tl for all turkey or 125 tl just for istanbul. google it muze gov tr
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Marilyn B
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Kat K | Reviewed this property |
Early morning . No stairs in hagia Sofia.
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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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