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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
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed yesterday

In my view, there are not too many truely remarkable historical heritage sites left on this planet. Having visited Hagia Sophia, have impacted me profoundly. It is hard to imagine that this structure was erected within 5 years and 10 months in 537 AD and...More

Thank max495
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Still under reconstruction but good view if you have the time and it has cheap tickets For the voice recording guide. You need to give he ID or room key as security.

Thank Salman C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is a must do! There is so much history wrapped up in it. Hire a guide outside of the entrance. Having a guide gives so much more context and history that would otherwise be missed. The guides buy tickets ahead of time and...More

Thank KerenElise
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ayasofya was my main reason behind my motivation to visit Istanbul, and although I later found more reasons to visit Istanbul, Ayasofya would still be my main reason to return to the city. I had seen many spectacular churches and monuments in various corners of...More

Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

When traveling around Europe you might be 'churched Out', leave time for this one. Dating back to the 6th Century.... a church, a mosque and now a stunning 'museum' for everyone to enjoy.

Thank Lazza66
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although it was under contruction, nevertheless the beauty and history of Ayasofia still lights the whole place. Dont miss to go inside.

Thank Ummi A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a place not to be miss when visiting Istanbul, there is so much history and it’s amazing! This place is not to be miss!

Thank Adil M
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best places to go in Instanbul. Enjoyed everything around it. Must visit in each season of the year!

Thank Rian C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everyody must see this place and very good place but expensive very expensive no tourist istanbul... And expensive!!!

Thank Besır A
Reviewed 4 days ago

it's a must for any traveler to Istanbul to visit this place. it is outstanding. the ambiance can feel you great. the ticket was 40 TL. and it takes about an hour to visit this place.

Thank marzipo
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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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
15 November 2017|
Response from Alenka13121968 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from rashid16981 | Reviewed this property |
I have been away to Mauritius but time is an issue here 8hrs is cutting extremely fine would not advise taking a chance