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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 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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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed today via mobile

Amazing architecture. Beautiful paintings on the roof. Just wow! 40TL to get in. You can opt for a guided tour and skip the queues. Worth the visit.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed today via mobile

Our visit to Hagia Sophia was great. An amazing feeling to be in a place with so much history. Amazing Roman architecture mixed with ottoman touch. I highly recommend to hire a guide. He will cost only 100 Turkish lira which is around $27.

Thank 23nawafa
Reviewed yesterday

The history here alone is worth the visit. The building, now a museum, has been both a mosque and the seat of Orthodox Christianity for centuries. The architecture itself is unrivaled, it has an enormous unsupported dome, yet has stood firm for nearly 1500 years....More

Thank JohnNKY
Reviewed yesterday

One of my main destination in Istanbul.. When I visited, the site was in the process of renovation. But I still feel the great ambience when entering it. Its a must visit site.

1  Thank Siti M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant architecture once in and very spacious. There was a Cafe if you wanted a break. I recommend you go a bit early to avoid queuing up for tickets.

Thank Shain R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of restoration underway so tour is limited. Not much to see and tour does not take very long. Cost is also 40TL per adult & kids under 12 free provided you have their passports as they will check. The 85TL 5 day tour card...More

Thank Imran N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing building with a lot of history Majestic both inside and outside Not to be missed while visiting Istanbul

Reviewed yesterday

Great place to learn about the history of Istanbul. And is a must see stop. You could spent from a few hour to all day there. Location close to shopping and in a tourism area.

Thank Emma S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good place to visit. Old tombs and museum. Near Topkapi. Short walk from blue mosque in sultan ahmet area

Thank wajidjunejo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great, historical experience. Make sure you get a tour guide... the history spans the early Christian times to the Byzantine, then ottomans and thru to today

Thank Rahul A
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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28 July 2017|
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Response from Ajay S | Reviewed this property |
You can get this at ticket gate of Ayasofia...but be careful and reach early as they always have limited 85 tl pass. It finishes very quickly and then you will be forced to buy regular ticket.
21 July 2017|
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Response from Muhammet1985 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The ticket price is 40 turkish liras And the guide ( ı am a guide ) 40$ us dollars
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22 April 2017|
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Response from sahdia_786 | Reviewed this property |
we booked a tour guide for 60 tl outside the hagia Sophia who took us straight in without queuing. so really worth it... he was very good in explaining the whole history... 2 hours is more than enough. hope this helps