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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

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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
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed today via mobile

Wow, simply wow. We visited with a tour guide and loved every detail. Value for money , easily accessed Well posted and worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DeanAlbertus
Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth visiting. Make sure you don't miss the gallery on the upper level. It's not particularly well signposted. Currently under restoration with scaffolding inside and out. The ongoing building works do not intrude on the visitor experience. Sensible shoes are a must as there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PaddyDiver
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice place to visit and take some photos, historical taste takes u so far, memories u would never forget.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 638narimana
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice, intresting, lovely place for History lover, Beutyful Architects, can understand Lovely creations

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 877greens
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best surviving architectural wonder of classical period. Beautiful interior full with mostly Ottoman/Islamic and few restored Byzantine/Orthodox Cristian fresco and mosaic on the walls and the huge dome. It's recommend to get the audio guide for small group (30 TRY each) and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank siddarthar2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

it is pretty cold inside, I don’t know its either from AC or from the ambiance of the place. I visit Hagia Sophia while it was under renovating so could not enjoy much. But this destination is a must visit when you are in Istanbul.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mims_rifa
Reviewed 2 days ago

you have to see it to believe it, or may be it's just me who loves old buildings more than old wine. Every stone and every brick tells a story of the magnificence of the great empires it has seen. It amazes me how almost...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wanderersdiary
Reviewed 2 days ago

The temple that was the spiritual center of the empires. Therefore the magnificience is felt in every inch inside it. Especially the mosaics that were reappeared after incision of the plaster are fascinating

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AzeTourGuide
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breathing taking views very peaceful and great history and worth a visit didn’t have to wait too long to go in is under reconstruction a bit but still able to view

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zahra786c
Reviewed 3 days ago

Aya sofya is a must see- -- a stark display of how empires run over each other thru the centuries. This church from the Greek, Byzantine and Roman civilizations, then the Ottoman empire made this church/ museum very interesting, but we're not students of history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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15 January 2019|
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Response from zebragorda | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum now requiring payment.Audio.is extra
15 September 2018|
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Response from MrsUsman | Reviewed this property |
I personally feel that this is far too much to cover in one day. You could definitely do the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and maybe - if you're quick - the Topkapi Palace too. Topkapi actually took us half a... More