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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed today

Islamic history, with a souviner shop. 60 Lira ticket price but price goes higher if you wish to see everything

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a blend of a church turned into a mosque. A wonder of architecture and art, with treasures of history behind it. A must see! Make sure you take the audio guide!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mladki01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hagia Sophia is a beautiful historical monument. Rich in history and architecture. A must visit for anyone who comes to Istanbul

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WhenTheWorldTurned
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a MUST SEE this place is amazing with its architecture, old paintings, marble and just everything. There is so much history and beauty in this place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CaliGuy01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It works out cheaper to get your own ticket , hire the audio and take your time to listen ,absorb the information . I paid 70euros for trip , grand bazaar is free and over priced with same as same as goods, blue mosque is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alohanicky2009
Reviewed yesterday

Read about the church/mezquite beforehand or bring your own booklet. It is worth not taking the audio guide neither the guides. Just get the map to make sure you visit both floors and every point of interest.and read each of the audio guide stop point...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DemetrioRak
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely go with the tour guide! They will give you a very detailed history as to how it all played out.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jandresc10
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You are feeling that you are not belonging this century such old such pure such emotionel every humanbeing must see at least once

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Esat O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Building in the midst of renovations...scaffolding up to the roof. Masterpiece in architecture...lots of marble. Expected more

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Trip795473
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Architecturally speaking the place is amazing when visiting buy a ticket for this place and Topkapi palace as well way cheaper and could finish both of them in one day

Date of experience: February 2019
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MonyLeb
11 February 2019|
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Response from darkjonas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In Hagia Sophia I bought the museum pass. Payed around 140 turkish lira, which allows you to enter most of museums around the city.
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diane B
1 November 2018|
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Response from zebragorda | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum now requiring payment.Audio.is extra
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thew800
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
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