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Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +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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The best part of the whole visit.. history of it and art in it go hand in hand.. my room even had the hagia sophia view.. just FAB!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best part of the whole visit.. history of it and art in it go hand in hand.. my room even had the hagia sophia view.. just FAB!!

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Visiting this Museum, we were impressed by the buildind and the paintings. The fact that after so many fires it was always rebuilt, it proves that resembles the Phoenix .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very historic, antic and interesting point to visit. If anybody going to Istanbul and not visit Hagia Sophia, he should must.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The images always have the lanterns on. There were only a few on, so it was dark. Still, worth the price of admission.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Hagia Sophia in May 2016 and unfortunately, there were major construction/restoration work going on inside. However, Hagia Sophia is an example of master piece architecture. The dome is grand and has scriptures on the walls. The location is in the Sultanamet region of the city and very close to the Blue Mosque and Tokapi Palace. A must visit... More 

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately they were performing some repairings when we visited Sophia but it was still spectacular... Try to visit every single corner of it. Each tunnel, stairway, hall and wall has something interesting to tell. It is really beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most historically important spots i have visited in my life. Amazing architecture, throws a lot of information and beauty at you considering the significance of the place. You might end up staying 1-2 hours in the structure gazing at all the 1000 year old architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably my favourite tourist attraction in the world. The history is incredible and the grandeur of the building itself is incomparable, particularly when you consider the age of the place! Get a tour guide or a book, as there is plenty of information inside, but it's mostly concentrated around the entrance, and you'll appreciate it all the more if you... More 

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This incredible experience. Very historic and informative visit. Highly recommend sufficient time is allowed.

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This place is of historical significance and is in the main locality of the city, just opposite to the blue mosque. It is a good museum but I somehow did not like it. In addition the cost of ticket is a bit high. Later on I was thinking that if I would skipped it, that would not have caused much... More 

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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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