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Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 522 1750
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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get the audio tour

I loved that place. Aspecially the humongous caligraphy medallions. I highly recommend renting the audio tour guide (unless you go through with a live guide, of course).

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I loved that place. Aspecially the humongous caligraphy medallions. I highly recommend renting the audio tour guide (unless you go through with a live guide, of course).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The church and the mosque at the very same place. Rich history and heritage. invest in the audio tours. the lighting is perfect for the camera and don't forget to make a wish . its everything humanity stands for and beautiful example of religious tolerance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The exterior of Hagia Sophia is incredible especially in the morning. Unfortunately, they are doing some renovation inside the main space so it is full of scaffold and really this gets in the way to appreciate the grandeur of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You see with your eyes this magnificent church which was built in 330 and later transformed to mosque. Very beautiful inside!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have travelled quite a bit in my lifetime but have never seen magnificence like the Hagia Sophia. Apart from the wonder of the building itself, it is steeped in history and one is advised to read up on its past to get a real feel of it. Then close your eyes and visualize the grandeur of the place. Easily... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive monument but the metal reinforcements inside cover almost half the interiors and render it unaccessible. Our guide told us that its been this way for years and is likely to remain for many more. I'm not sure what they are constructing, but its a dampener on the experience and photo ops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Being for the 900 years orthodox catedral and then for 500 mosque it is a fact,a reallity. I would like to salute the gesture of the president of TURKEY-MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK ,to declare the building MUSEUM.Sorry for the early loss of the president.I am sure that if he would have a chance to live longer the image of TURKEY could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What an inspirational building. Quite amazing to think of the architectural achievement centuries ago and some beautiful mosaics and Christian images as well as the current Islamic style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We loved our short visit to this amazing museum. We got trapped by a "guide" while looking at the exterior and decided to take him up on his offer. He provided a very brief history for the area and this mosque/church. I think we would have been better off with the audio tour provided at the entrance (probably 20TL/person). Its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice outing and interesting things to see. I would recommend for a short trip to see this venue.

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Address: Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 522 1750
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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