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Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 522 1750
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This architectural marvel displays 30 million gold tiles throughout its...

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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Although a lot of renovation works going in, it's breathtakingly beautiful infusion of Islam and Christianity. Loved every second of it, it was one of the most memorable moments... read more

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Although a lot of renovation works going in, it's breathtakingly beautiful infusion of Islam and Christianity. Loved every second of it, it was one of the most memorable moments in my life.

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An historic monument, a must see visiting Constantinople, where you can see the grandiose legacy of the Byzantines, still alive despite the interventions of the Ottoman's. The way the light casts inside the church is amazing.

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Ensure to get the headsets and commentary guide on arrival. No need for a local guide. Well preserved and great location, next to other attractions.

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It's under major renovations. It's grand but I had expected more. Once restored it'll be much more impressive.

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The Hagia Sophia Museum was a great example of the Byzantine architecture. As you enter you cannot help but be in awe of the use of mosaic and marble, the colors and serenity of the place. A must visit for anyone traveling to Istanbul.

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It has a reason to become an icon. Definitely it's a breathtaking experience to walk inside this incredible building.

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It is just amazing. You feel really tiny inside there. And the history behinde it is just fascinating. Church turned into mosque turned into museum

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When entering this symbol of specific islamic history, you are about to read a book with adventures of the intimate life of Othman's Sultans, their wars, servants, wives. A tale you relive it with the antiques and nice pictures that leave a mark in your sole.

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Big, historic, a must see - you can run through or stop to read everything. A significant part is under renovation.

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Visiting Hagia Sophia is a must I went on February not much tourists outstanding Basilica with its mosaics and frescos

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Sultanahmet
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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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