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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
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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

A real piece of history in one building. It’s true, it has been under renovation for a good many years and I just hope it continues because the end result should be stunning. A former Christian Cathedral - then a mosque and now a museum...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to hire a guide who approached us at the line for Hagia Sophia. It was totally worthy it! We learned a lot about the history of this place and having a guide enriched our experience. I recommend: Istanbul tours, Yusuf Akkaya for this...More

Thank Marcela O
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is oozing Amazing history and charm, reasonably priced entrance tickets and it’s a very well looked after museum.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Are you kiddin me ? If you haven't been, then you must, you owe it to yourself, this is one of the wonders, was a great experience !

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first advice before you visit Hagia Sophia is to buy an Istanbul muzeum pass in front of Hagia Sophia, which will cost you 125 Turkish liras, which is about 33 US dollars. You can enter with this pass not only in Hagia Sophia but...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take good time to take in this beautiful place. First I take one round, and only then I start to take pics. Read the information, watch the video inside. Remember to go everywhere.

Thank Saturday14th
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Reviewed 2 days ago

great place and How fantastic please here. Greatest history greatest arts. We hired a guide but to be honest, if we had done some research that would have been sufficient. Queues were not long and the place was not too busy, but probably because it’s...More

Thank IPROTECTED
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing and so spiritual visited a few times and for jumma salah😊The decor and the blue tiles. The sense of calmness and coolness. To be among brothers and sisters from all walks of life.

Thank 633shabnama
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The history of the museum is amazing. We hired a guide but to be honest, if we had done some research that would have been sufficient. Queues were not long and the place was not too busy, but probably because it’s February. But it’s a...More

Thank Amit P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

big..nice..and a must ..you should find the time that is not full of people ..and you will see something that is really beautiful

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MKanor
18 December 2017|
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Response from Constantin M | Reviewed this property |
Hello there . Unfortunately they 'll work on it till 2020. To uncover all the paintings on the wall...which are made in gold ...takes time . And it's humid as well but trust me it's worthed to visit anyway . It is an... More
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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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