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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sophia museum is one of the most interesting areas to visit in Istanbul. It has its own gems. It's fascinating to see the architecture of a church and a mosque side by side in one place. The only down side is that the entrance ticket...More

Thank RaghdaSkeik
Reviewed yesterday

Before we even went in our tour guide Mohammed sat with us outside and spoke about the history for an hour. The way he said the story it was as if history was coming alive in front of us. I could imagine Constantine sitting on...More

Thank YazS90
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting cross section and diversity of religions seen within the architecture. Once a christian church, kept and turned into a mosque. Respect. Beautiful work of architecture. Definitely use one of the tour guides so you can get a full understanding of the history.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This architectural miraculous peace of work delights me every time I see it. I recommend it to everybody even to families with small children, lets kids from the early age broaden their knowledge and culture

Thank Maja K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply awe inspiring to think this building only took 5 years to build!! Absolutely a 'must see'. Interesting byzantine mosaics on the upper story.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place to see history. Beware of conmen tour guides outside. Must see if you love history. Take your time and visit early so you don't wait in long lines.

Thank amu838
Reviewed 2 days ago

The history that this church has is beyond imagination. An excellent piece of art, Aya Sofia can only amaze every person that steps in her door.

Thank Κώστας Λ
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see when you visit Istanbul, every corner of the place is a history of its own. They are doing some restoration but still it does not affect the beauty of it

Thank WassimZe
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hagia Sophia and Sulthanamet Mosque are center of historical district of Istanbul. Historical significance is great and some reading on the influences of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires in required. Recommend to buy TY 85 museum card to get fast track entrance to number of...More

Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old a church in the world and great a place just little bit expensive but if u visit istanbul you must visit hagia sofia...

Thank Uğur E
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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20 July 2017|
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Response from Muhammet1985 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The ticket price is 40 turkish liras And the guide ( ı am a guide ) 40$ us dollars
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22 April 2017|
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Response from Theresa C | Reviewed this property |
I've spent at least 100 hours visiting Hagia Sophia over the years. Visitors can run through and find nothing or spend time exploring and searching for its treasures, such as the baptistry, the treasury, the remnants of... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from Lale K | Reviewed this property |
The tomb is in the Hagia Sofia garden. You cannot visit the tombs through Hagia Sofia musuem. The entrance of the tombs is on the western side of the museum, on way to Topkapı Palace. It is free of charge.
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