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Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 522 1750
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This architectural marvel displays 30 million gold tiles throughout its...

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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A must in Istanbul. Great history and absolutely amazing to see and feel the atmosphere. I have been there a couple of times and it's still fascinating.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must in Istanbul. Great history and absolutely amazing to see and feel the atmosphere. I have been there a couple of times and it's still fascinating.

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Wonderful Museum with incredible architecture - really worth a visit. Different parts of the church are from different times in history

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to see muslim and christian symbols along with each other is just amazing. it was truly breathtaking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You simply cannot believe the details of the art and the architecture of this beautiful building. This is a must with the whole family.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this building a few times during my stay in Istanbul and thought it was fantastic - such an incredible history. Do some reading before you go so you can understand the mishmash of cultures you see there, no need for a guide. Just wander around and take it all in! I haven't given this site 5 stars because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Old city of Istanbul is full of history specially Sultanahmed area. Hagia Sofia museum is very beautiful and peacful and surrounded by equally beautiful mosques and other attractions luke Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi palace etc. all these places are just 5-10 walkable distance away.

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It is a must see place in istanbul . Cost per person is 40 lira for adults and child less than 12. Child less than 7 is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hagia Sophia is excellent place to visit This historic building is very nice to see Because it was church before then mosque and Now it's a museum.it is situated in the heart of Istanbul.

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This place has so much energy, 1700 yrs of history, a mark for so many civilizations....definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular church and museum. The structure and architecture is a big WOW! Must visit this place before you die whether you are christian or muslim.

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Sultanahmet
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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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