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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Very impressive building. Its history was more fascinating than the pyramids. Have a guided tour not just gawk and move on.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carskum
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see! Please do not miss this major, beautiful attraction. Now with scaffoldings for more restoration work, I look forward to my next visit to see more mosaics uncovered and restored, giving one a glimpse of more to come. This place is truly timeless,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tony P
Reviewed yesterday

One of the main landmarks, one has to expect it to be very busy and it is indeed. We just felt more comfortable with the audio information, as we could do it at our leisure. A lot of renovation going on, but at that age,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wolfgangfaraway
Reviewed yesterday

Stunning art and architecture, Muslim and Christian side by side. This is a sacred space one is lucky to experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cathyquaker
Reviewed yesterday

I think the Aghia Sofia Museum/ Church ought to be added to the list of 7 wonders of the modern world. It is truly remarkable - a miracle even - that it has survived over 1,500 years, earthquakes, and the constant wars for ownership of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JP1946
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are Greek it is a "must visit" place in Istabul...Now is used as a museum not as a church...the guiders are very friendly but the info and details that they give you are not completely truth...!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LitsosC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is a must see when you are in Istanbul. It’s the pinnacle of the blend of the two widespread faith.. Inside is just stunning and very peaceful to be :) The scriptures and architecture is really breathtaking! You can get stairs all the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nazianan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolute must see. Huge, awe inspiring. See the Christian mosaics upstairs to the East, a lot of people tend not to go there. Good to buy a museum pass if you are going to other sites on the list and you can go back again...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank UKJmb
Reviewed yesterday

Don't go to Istanbul and not go to Hagia Sophia. Wow wow wow amazing, go early to avoid the queues. Grounds are lovely to sit in the sun and enjoy a cold drink too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kittykat711
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unbelievably beautiful and huge building. It’s awe inspiring to consider how they would have built this structure 1500 years ago. Has to be one of the most incredible places in earth. There is currently some renovations underway so there’s some scaffolding etc. But it really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sultanahmet
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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MonyLeb
10 February 2019|
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Response from darkjonas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In Hagia Sophia I bought the museum pass. Payed around 140 turkish lira, which allows you to enter most of museums around the city.
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diane B
31 October 2018|
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Response from zebragorda | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum now requiring payment.Audio.is extra
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thew800
15 September 2018|
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Response from MrsUsman | Reviewed this property |
I personally feel that this is far too much to cover in one day. You could definitely do the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and maybe - if you're quick - the Topkapi Palace too. Topkapi actually took us half a... More
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