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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place with great history and a few torists. Sadly it seems neglected as its dome is hidden by the rug and what remains of its mosaics fadibg away. Anyway if you have MuseumPass make sure to visit it. Or better before going to Istambul...More

Thank marymF5386BA
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

A small Byzantine church located in the grounds of Topkapi, it has a separate entrance fee and is not really worth paying unless you have the Museum Card. There are no frescoes or any interesting features suggestive of its ancient history

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This was the first known Christian church in Istanbul. The building is beautiful but seems very neglected, perhaps for being a Christian site in a dominantly Muslim country. There are just the walls to see, nothing else inside. It is falling apart which is a...More

Thank dalilali
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice a place to visit and we like it... just littil bit far from us but we like it... if you come istanbul you must visit...

Thank Zehra A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

You really should visit Hagia Irene... It is historically FAB - and is include in your Museum- pass...

Thank KokkiKoulussa
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

There was no entry fee, rather small place and no reason to charge. Feels like the building is in a state of neglect. Very interesting to note how the columns on either side all had different bases and some of different length. Worth a visit...More

Thank TrekkingTheGlobe360
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Well, I would say if you purchased the Museum card visit it. Otherwise, it is not worth the money, 20 Turkish pounds. It is a Byzantine church, the biggest after Hagia Sophia, that has kept its traditional architecture. But it is not well preserved, there...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

If you are planning to buy a ticket for 20TL, do not bother; spend more time at Topkapi Palace instead. Most of it was closed off, every corner you walk, there is something closed and I spend about ten minutes in total. Once opened, it...More

Thank RWandSW
Reviewed June 26, 2018

so we went in coz it was included in our museum pass. its almost closed. barely anything is visible. few people were sitting inside and praying. I really wonder how they managed to even sit inside coz its very dark and dingy inside. Basically the...More

Thank exploredaunexplored
Reviewed June 6, 2018

It's worth visiting. Agia Irini was the main church of the city before Hagia Sophia was struck. It is located in the courtyard of Topkapi.

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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
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