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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting such an old place of worship is humbling. It is sad to see the damage of time and we hope restoration will save the structure and its artefacts. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is nice and it is like something between Christians and muslims. Has beautifull cealings..

Thank Maria C
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Reviewed yesterday

this is an amazing building in the heart of the old city. Walking around you can only think about how it was built and the amazing craftmanship. Awesome to see the ancient mosaic pictures.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A big line to get a ticket and get in, but we had a museum card so we got in pretty quick. I had a nice cup of tea at their cafe. Overall, we enjoyed our visit their and recommend other people visit

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great monument showing amalgamation of Islam and Christianity...beautiful architecture and piece of Turkish history

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ticket 40Lira. Huge Ottoman structure with a lot of Arabic art work in there. Climbing up through the tunnel kinda stairs was intresting. Spoilt by the building work thats was going on in there. ruined the pictures. Ok if you love history and museum. othwise...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found Hagia Sophia very nteresting both for its structure and paintings and history of Islam and Christanity. Unfortunately for us, part of the church was under renevation. But it us still very beautuful place to visit. The queue is very long even early in...More

Thank Zara I
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is such a symbol for faith and peace. Once you have set foot on the grounds you will experience the power of greatness. Seeing different faiths under one roof in such a great city is truly facitatining and hope giving.

Thank Jaco-Pierre S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a place worth visiting when in Istanbul. The history of the Hagia Sofia is amazing. There is a very informative video playing in the entrance to the museum (left hand side). This will give you a better understanding of its history. Also go to...More

Thank Mahomed Saliem V
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful inside and out with a good mixture of Christian and Islamic history under one roof. Upstairs is really nice. There was some construction going on inside but we all managed to get some good pictures in. After blue mosque and topkapi, and gulharne park...More

Thank Fraz87
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aamnasaquib
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
2 March 2018|
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Response from RAFact0r | Reviewed this property |
The museum pass is a good suggestion. I would also suggest hiring a guide or use the audio tour so you can understand the history and hear the stories. May is a popular month to visit Istanbul. Try to be there at the Hagia... More
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kriki2015
25 February 2018|
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Response from ContessaLM | Reviewed this property |
Non-Turkish children 12 years or younger enter for free
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