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“A World Class Attraction In A World Class City”

Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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“A World Class Attraction In A World Class City”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I hate to call this an "attraction" but since so many people go to see the Ayasofya, I have. The place was packed!

Amazing architecture. Amazing size. We had never seen anything as grand before.

Be sure to take the stairs, stairs and more stairs to the top level for a grand view.

And another tip, you can order your tickets for this online to really save yourself ALOT of time when you arrive. Tickets are the same price and you print them. (you can also get other tickets online for Topaki Palace, Ephesus, etc.)

Very nice museum shop and cafe to rest your legs on site too. A++.

Visited September 2012
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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“Where The World Summit Should Be Held”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This wonder is where all peace negotiations should be help. So much history and beauty. You will be in amazement and be sure to take your camera with you. Go either early in the a.m. or late afternoon because the crowds can be brutal!!!

Visited October 2012
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bragg creek alberta
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“Must see”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is definitely worth seeing, but don't bother getting a guide. I would suggest going early or late in the day to avoid the rush.

Visited September 2012
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Omro, Wisconsin
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“Christian history”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

By architectural standards, this dome should not be standing! The mosaics are so beautiful, and the building itself is lovely.

Visited September 2012
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

So so beautiful and majestic. Entering the what was once a church will take your breath away. If you only have time for one attraction go to this one.

Visited September 2012
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