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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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“under renovation” (260 reviews)
“restoration work” (229 reviews)
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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 yesterday

This is where you can clearly see multiple religions/cultures coming together. a lot has been preserved which is very nice to see considering so much has been lost through decades and centuries. Must visit and pls do go all the way up.

Thank Anup H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An awesome experience seeing a church/mosque/museum that’s been standing for so long. The only two drawbacks were that the renovating taking place meant part of the interior was inaccessible and the majestic frescos were in a separate part of the museum that required an additional...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing The building. Old and well kept building. Unfortunately during our visit, there were renovations occurring. Couldn’t capture the perfect picture of the amazing place. I would still recommend to visit despite the renovations.

Thank Momo O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Breathtaking experience. A must visit. Keep 2-3 hours at least for the visit. Queue for the ticket is long. You may wish to pay extra to a tout to skip the queue. Audio guide will be helpful to learn about the historical details. A video...More

Thank Kaustuv S
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Reviewed yesterday

I just love it!!! the Byzantine architectural design with the big chandeliers, the combination of Christian and Ottoman just make this Basilica a must see in Istanbul.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Reviewing the Hagia Sophia means nothing because you will go because you have to. So I’m giving tips rather- Don’t listen to the guides telling you that the queue takes 45 minutes. It’s more like 20 minutes and if you willing to pay by card...More

Thank Amelia M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you come to istanbul this first thing you must visit I recomemend to take a guide with u so you can understand everything there

Thank Anas H
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Reviewed yesterday

The original structure was built about 1500 years ago as a church which was converted into a mosque when the Ottomans occupied the city . It is now a museum where one can witness symbols of Christianity and Islam at the same place . It...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must place to visit. Hagia Sophia is a beautiful Church / Mosque and now Museum. it is under renovation during my visit, works ongoing and scaffolding in certain places. We had a tour guide who told us the history. It is just amazing to...More

Thank sassy106
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Going back to year 537AD is amazing! To see the turn of historic events thats about 1,571 years ago and is still standing is awesome!

Thank Amidis M
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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
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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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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