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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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Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed yesterday

From outside this museum looks better on the image than in real, but when you enter in that church/mosque/museum...that door opens history old more than 1500 years. In this museum you can feel, see and touch history of Istanbul. Everyone who comes to Istanbul, must...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So beautiful outside but nothing special inside. Expensive entrance ticket. Nice environment. Be sure to eat sit misfit it is so delicious and the best experience in turkey

Thank Samira R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cathedral, the former center of the eastern part of Christianity later transformed into a mosque, today the museum. Entrance fee. Otherwise it is a monumental building with turbulent history which can be seen at every step. Currently, half of the restoration is covered with...More

Thank Tona B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First a Christian church then a Mosque and now a Museum. A fascinating glimpse into the history of Constantinople / Istanbul.

Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has been the 3d time I have visited it. And it made me amazed again. Almost 1500 years people could build it and thanks God we could save it !

Thank Victoriia2707
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent museum. Everyone Must see. Istanbul means Saint Sophia. All around world in 3 Excellent Museums.

Thank sevketviva
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For anyone that like the history of Istanbul, this is an absolutely must-see. In addition to the historical significance, it is a beautiful building.

Thank Jon_Larsen
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time I go to Istanbul I love to go and visit this nice place... very nice architecture... so beautiful 😍

Thank mimi K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very beautifull - shows how 2 cultures can create a beautifull monument. You must make sure you also go to the second floor,

Thank Karolien D
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On the outside the Hagia Sofia pales in comparison to the gorgeous Blue Mosque but it’s what inside that is truly matters. You will see Christian icons alongside Islamic ones. The Christian icons are beautiful, partially destroyed but well maintain. Worth a visit, queue could...More

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MKanor
18 December 2017|
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Response from Constantin M | Reviewed this property |
Hello there . Unfortunately they 'll work on it till 2020. To uncover all the paintings on the wall...which are made in gold ...takes time . And it's humid as well but trust me it's worthed to visit anyway . It is an... More
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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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