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Hagia Irene Museum

Sultanahmet Meydani Topkapi Sarayi 1. Avlusu | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 512 04 80
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Sultanahmet Meydani Topkapi Sarayi 1. Avlusu | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not have a museum pass, do not waste your money on an entrance fee. The inside is completely bare, no art, no rooms, absolutely nothing. Give it a miss.

Thank Alexis N
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

To start this, without an intrest in Roman or history in general this might not be worth a visit. Despite this, I found the Irene to be an enchanting place. Whilst the grandeur of the Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia are truly a sight to...More

Thank Jefferson F
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

If you have the Istanbul Museum Pass then go anyway. However, Hagia Irene is okay to visit if you have the 5 day museum pass. This makes it free and it is between the Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace. The inside is bare brick work...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

It's a good thing this was included on our museum card because we were very disappointed. While a lovely structure with an interesting history, we were unable to go beyond one area because the whole thing is under construction. I'm told the acoustics are amazing...More

Thank therese l
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The oldest Konstantynopol church No decoration just raw walls 25 tl or museum pass Pretty impressive

Thank Michal G
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Check out whether there is a concert at Hagia Irene when you visit Istanbul. If you get a ticket to any concert you are LUCKY because the acoustics in Hagia Irene is out of this world. I feel I was privileged to get a ticket...More

Thank LoveIStanbul365
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Although the glamorous Ayasoyfa is its sister church, the dilapidated Aya Irini is a huge contrast. This former Byzantine church is perhaps a tragic reminder that resembles more like a ruin than a museum of an once-glorious monument. Built as the earliest church in Constantinople...More

Thank Jay Y
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

An large restored church in the grounds of the Tokapi Palace. 20l entry. There is not a lot to see inside, no mosaics or impressive painted ceiling just a church not restored but as it might have been centuries ago. An impressive size for its...More

Thank KS&HC
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

if i remember correctly this Hagia Irene was last used for ordinance storage (probably for the solidness of the building). We only went in because the 5days Museum Pass included it. Having seen it all within 10mins .. we think 20lira a pop is not...More

Thank ChenYongHann
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This large church is extremely interesting because it is a fully intact early Byzantine structure - meaning it was never modified architecturally after its construction so it gives an idea of what Byzantine churches were really like - many churches were later modified when they...More

Thank Harry2747
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prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
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