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“Another must see”

Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Ranked #4 of 1,158 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Hagia Sophia was so beautiful I think I probably liked it more than the Blue Mosque .Probably it was the fact you could climb up and then look down on to the splender and also able to get closer to the art work on the ceilings.You have to see both

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Great History. The lines depends on when you visit can be long. some sections are still under renovation. Great if you have time to visit once.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you visit Istanbul, you shouldn't live without visiting this place. It is one of the top attractions of Istanbul. You can experience church and mosque as one. It is unique, one of a kind.

Thank Servet A
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This is an absolute must see. A fascinating pastiche of Christian and Islamic iconography. It was the most interesting place we went in Istanbul. It has a truly spiritual feel

Thank Matthew W
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

An awe inspiring moment when we entered the building. Well worth hiring a guide as the information given made a real difference.

Thank 58rizwan
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