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

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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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Beauty and history

Amazing architecture and atmosphere, a must see when visiting the fantastic Istanbul. Take a walk around the area- it´s all really beautiful!

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Muesum for history lovers with short walking distance from blue mosque and topika palace....beware of cheaters and taxi drivers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing architecture and atmosphere, a must see when visiting the fantastic Istanbul. Take a walk around the area- it´s all really beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Suggest to visit this old church ..now it seems musuem..with a guide book..many things to learn. Really it's impressive

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have visited the HG twice and would return tomorrow. Beautiful site and not to be missed when in Istanbul.m

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Beautiful and mind taken .. its a must visit in old istanbul .. ill come back again for sure ...and you can visit sultanahmet its 2 minutes walking from hagia sophia

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The architecture is still fascinating amidst the major construction. If you pay separate entrance it is a rip off to be honest because half the place is inaccessible due to construction. With the museum card it's alright, you get the idea of what it was like. The Mosiacs have faded and fallen apart in some areas, so curious to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed going here so much more than the Blue Mosque. The fusion of religious symbolism and the rawness of the building makes it truly spectacular, especially the cobbled walkways between the floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not miss this beautiful church on your trip to Istanbul, it is absolutely stunning. Great history and well worth seeing.

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a place of where all people from all races and religions to think of God as peace, love, goodness and mercy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

History talks. Architecture is incredible. Be careful about visiting hours. Also avoid peddlers who try to sell you tickets.

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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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