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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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+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful inside and out with a good mixture of Christian and Islamic history under one roof. Upstairs is really nice. There was some construction going on inside but we all managed to get some good pictures in. After blue mosque and topkapi, and gulharne park...More

Thank Fraz87
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Reviewed yesterday

Oh, the joy of getting to finally see this ancient piece of history. It has so much to see and the photos you can take inside are nothing short of postcards. And then there was the awesome hug we got from a couple visiting from...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I would recommend people to go early so you can spent some time at the museum. I would also recommend to hire tour guide, they are fairly cheep, and they can show you around and provide some historic background and information. Don't get into a...More

Thank Maisam S
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a huge Church and interesting to see but i think not so special that it costs 40TRY, mostly in this period where is reconstruction works.

Thank Irakli B
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful Church, ancient, historical. If you go to Istanbul and not see Hagia Sophia you've missed out on an opportunity you won't find elsewhere

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No review needed really. It's a wonder of the world..just a tip- get there and line up at 830am for a 9am opening time..beat the hoards and get some uninterrupted photos. You will be impressed.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful stories behind every walls. Proud accient history on every carves. Hagia sophia was on restoration when we visited, but the beauty remains remarkable even with every ruins.

Thank ellysa h
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely to visit during your trip to Istanbul. Architecture and paintings are mythical. Just WHAOU !!

Thank Allan F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although this is under renewal there is still lots to see. There are many impressive sights with the ceiling as a key one. The blend of Christianity and Islam is done well.

Thank michael r
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great historical building, one is amazed at the tides of time and how great the people were at that time, a must visit place.

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aamnasaquib
19 April 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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DhananjayArora
2 March 2018|
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Response from RAFact0r | Reviewed this property |
The museum pass is a good suggestion. I would also suggest hiring a guide or use the audio tour so you can understand the history and hear the stories. May is a popular month to visit Istanbul. Try to be there at the Hagia... More
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kriki2015
25 February 2018|
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Response from ContessaLM | Reviewed this property |
Non-Turkish children 12 years or younger enter for free
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