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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 today via mobile

Wow is an understatement The conversion of Islam and Christianity hearts and souls is here!! Piece of art Don’t know what else to say but you won’t be disappointed Don’t miss out

Thank soooma
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Reviewed today via mobile

A very interesting visit with an excellent audio guide. We got our tickets through the Istanbul Tourist pass which allowed us to jump the enormous queues. A lot of refurbishment going on at the moment but it did not detract from the visit.

Thank Russell G
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Reviewed today via mobile

A must see. Don't miss it. It costs 45 lira per person but I recommend you to have the museum pass. It is so peaceful and combines so many eras. Loved it.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Bring water and snacks; makes it more enjoyable and no rush. Water is 80 or so lira!! A small water. The audio guide is not worth it, it’s same information as in placards and the background music gets old soon; cost was 30 lira. Inside...More

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Reviewed today

A must do in Istanbul. It's rich and vibrant with the right flavour of the complex culture and history of Turkey.

Thank Nidhi95
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Reviewed yesterday

Hagia Sophia, monument of architectural, historical, cultural, religious influence and value. When you come inside…this is breath taking. Just imagine how old is this (almost 1500 years), how big is, how they made it at that time in Constantinopolis. If you are willing to pay...More

Thank Ljubomir D
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Reviewed yesterday

This is worth a visit if you like history. Personally a one time visit is enough for me. I would not go if i visit Istanbul for a second time

Thank kevin m
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place, very much crowded but well managed. People love to spend time here and I found the place very neat and clean.

Thank Ankush S
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Reviewed yesterday

we were wiht my girlfriend we want see ayasofia ıts a best and big place ın istanbul like you dont want go out everyone must visit this place

Thank fernando b
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very good everyone should be visit there if i will be back turkey again and o will visit there again topkapı and here şu nice .

Thank Khalid J
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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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kriki2015
June 18, 2018|
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Response from CarlosDavidov | Reviewed this property |
Find a guide at the door. He will have tickets and make you go thru a VIP line. On top of it it is highly recommended to hire a guide to explain you the history behind the visit. Money well spent.
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paolasanzg
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Cristina G | Reviewed this property |
Audio guides available, but not mandatory in my opinion. Credit card accepted
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aamnasaquib
April 19, 2018|
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Response from binajimster | Reviewed this property |
Hagia Sophia is right across from the Blue Mosque. Topkapi is right behind Hagia Sophia. You could pair up any two of them depending on how much time you have. If visiting Hagia Sophia, Topkapi will take up a lot more time... More
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