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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed yesterday

When you claim up to the women section and to the wall next to empress spot of Hagia Sophia you can realize the magic magnetism of this wall which keeps the coins having some iron in it...

Thank Ali Ü
Reviewed yesterday

A very historic building that you can walk around and soak in the times of centuries past from the viking graffiti on the columns to the ancient and wondrously created mosaics on the walls. There is currently some renovation being undertaken, but there is enough...More

Thank cabaret99
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very good place , the entry is 40 liras which I thought was a little expensive though but will suggest everyone to visit as it is beautiful

Thank Siya C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the center of Constantinople-based Christianity for thousand years, then the center of Ottoman empire for half of a millennium, and now one of the best attractions of the city. This will be a fantastic experience if you have a slight interest and knowledge...More

Thank Shyikh M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hagia Sophia is always a wonderful dream for me , really it is too difficult to imagine so much beauty , so much majesty , so much greatness , .... Hagia Sophia is honor of Istanbul . there are many other beautiful mosques at Istanbul...More

Thank MohammadNejad
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved this church and mosque combination. The most unique thing in the world I have seen so far. Beware, it is under restoration and hence pictures may not be that great!

Thank Hetabh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in Istanbul you must visit this museum (not a mosque). It is one of the big attraction of the city. Early in the morning is better because there is less tourist. Dont forget to go on the second floor to appreciate the...More

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 3 days ago

what an amazing experience! the line move quickly so don't be deterred by the length. The history and architecture is wonderful and special. Guides are available but not a necessity.

Thank Zita H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to get a taste of the history of Istanbul and bask in the glory of ancient rulers. Unfortunately it was under going some renovations but you still capture the enormity of it.

Thank QSabroad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

great and interesting masque...no tickets needed...they close the doors for praying at prayer time...

Thank Count_Kamyar
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
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16 November 2017|
Response from Alenka13121968 | Reviewed this property |
From the hotel you need to get to the Kabatas pier. From there the ferry to the princes ' Islands. The tour can take all day, as the ferry only one way is 1.5 hours. Since there is no transportation, all the movement will... More
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Response from rashid16981 | Reviewed this property |
I have been away to Mauritius but time is an issue here 8hrs is cutting extremely fine would not advise taking a chance
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Response from Alenka13121968 | Reviewed this property |
If you are really interested in the boutiques, you just need to Taksim. Istiklal street - a Paradise for shopaholics. There are shops of almost all the most famous brands. Not very far from Taksim there is a good shopping... More
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