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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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Amazing place that shows the progression of civilizations

Amazing place that shows the progression of civilizations Contains a lot of informations I advise you either to read well or to have a guide

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Amazing place that shows the progression of civilizations Contains a lot of informations I advise you either to read well or to have a guide

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great history and beauty learned a lot about the byzantine and ottoman culture. However in terms of aesthetic there are better places in Istanbul

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Get John from Travelium to guide you through, it will amaze you with all the story from the Romans to the Sultans , the modifications done , the dome reconstructon after the earthquake

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The history behind it is fenomenal. Good to have a guide or at least audio guide. A must while in Istanbul, together with Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.

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This was one of the best place to visit, the museum is really ancient and you can peek into the civilized Turkey in the ancient times. The audiovisual was real informative.

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Many places to visit, many options in turkey have, my wife and I had a nice time in Istanbul and Antalya despite the bad 2 nights in The House hotel nestanse Istanbul, the weather in may is just right in turkey specially in the Mediterranean areas.

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Sorry for being so honest but not as magical as everyone told it was. Seen better mosques , synagogues , churches and museums in which I felt much more peaceful while visiting. Exaggerated is all I can say.

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Beautiful and grand architecture. A mix of historical periods and faiths. If you are a history buff or not, this an obligatory stop in Sultanahmet. I've been there three times and it never ceases to amaze me. All my visits were without a guide because I like taking my time, but there are many registered guides at the entrance.

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The Hagia Sophia is my favourite place in Istanbul, there is so much shared history within its walls that transports you to each period that contributed to its history. It is a marvel of architecture and of art. I have been there three times and each time I am in awe of it, it is larger than life.

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The Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) is a truly beautiful piece of historic architecture. Tour guides are available, however it's great to explore at your own pace :)

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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 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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