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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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The construction of Hagia Sophia cost for Justinian the Great 3 annual budget of Byzantium, but for you just 40 lire. A masterpiece, admired by tourists now, blew the budget, and severely weakened the Byzantine Empire. Such is the price of the vanity of the...More

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One of the must-see places in Istanbul, if not the world. Bristling with history of both early Christianity and Islam, you can see impressive architecture and wonderful artwork - the golden mosaics on the walls are particularly impressive. It's worth using the audio guide and...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Interesting site with christian and islamic history but portions are cordoned off for restoration hence the place is a bit messy. Availability of audio guide is useful to find out more about the place. About half and hr to an hour is enough.

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Stunning structure in the heart of Istanbul. Very easy to get to vía light rail or just walking from the Bazaar. It’s a definite center piece and a must visit!!!! You can sit in the park or by the fountain and enjoy this beautiful Mosque.

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If you ever go to istanbul you should not miss this place, it is so beautiful mixing christianity and islam. We bought a 5-day pass to visit all the museums in Istanbul, I recommend you to do that. You will have fast-track included which is...More

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This was the highlight of the sights we saw today. This stunning creation is rife with history, in fact one of the things I enjoyed the most was finding the ancient graffiti around the building. Do rent the audio guide it had some good /...More

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Terrific building. Worth visiting. Unfortunately part of the was under construction. Sweet : the cat, that lives inside since 10 years.

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Historic place which was under renovation so that takes away the charm a bit. Unique in that it is a church and a mosque in the same building. Walking distance from the blue mosque.

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Generally I’m not interested in historical mosques, because we have a lot of them in our country! I didn’t expect something that I would really like. But Hagia Sophia... took my breath! I was speechless looking at its ceiling from the ground floor, and watching...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I mean, what do you say about this that hasn't been said before? It's absolutely amazing! This is a must-see if you visit Istanbul. Extremely historic and fascinating. And as another reviewer mentioned, you should go early, as in no later than 9 or 10...More

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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
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paolasanzg
24 May 2018|
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Response from Cristina G | Reviewed this property |
Audio guides available, but not mandatory in my opinion. Credit card accepted
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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
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Response from batu m | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase From this page. muze.gov.tr/tr/purchase?t=5 But,if you are in İstanbul (or Turkey) I suggest you to buy Museum Pass. Which is 125 tl for Istanbul and 210tl for all Turkey and it is good for 5 days. (Haifa... More
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