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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed yesterday

For first time visitors to Istanbul, a trip can never be complete without visiting Hagia Sophia. Istanbul's skyline incomplete without it. Absolutely stunning. Visited it in 2014 but always wanted to revisit. So went there again in May 2017 (and this time with a guide)....More

Thank kamalilahi
Reviewed yesterday

On entering the Hagia Sophia, turn left and enjoy a documentary on the history of this amazing Museum. This is very informative and negates the need for the audio, but a professional guide is a must. A 5-day museum pass 85TL is an excellent idea...More

Thank Roddek
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Aya Sophia is a must visit. One of the oldest in Istanbul, its a unique experience for the eyes and the soul.

Thank Saleha H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I spent hours contemplating the exterior of this monument from the balcony of my hotel. On the last day of my trip I decided to visit the interior. Beautiful paintings and uneven architecture

Thank Adriana F
Reviewed yesterday

Hagia Sophia is pure history. Both the mosque and the museum are wonderful. The mosque is enormous and you feel tiny in there. A must go!

Thank Milena M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While on a mini vacation during a layover, we grabbed a quick visa, a cab and a cup of coffee. First stop was the Hagia Sophia!! WOW!!! This place is truly amazing and not to be missed. Since we were there early morning we had...More

Thank THam515
Reviewed yesterday

magnificent place connecting Islam with Christian with a lot to see in such historic place. my recommendation to find a local guide to explain the history.

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing visit - beautiful church which once the great Ottoman Empire conquered the land was converted into a mosque - now a museum it is Standing in its renowned glory and all things beautiful It's a sight for sore eyes !! Must visit when in...More

Thank Shabnum S
Reviewed yesterday

You have to see this. Ignore the guides punting for business outside, if you have a good guide book you won't miss anything. Go early to miss the queues. Entry included in 85 TL 5-day museum pass. There was a huge scaffold erected inside where...More

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Learned Islam from leaflet and people there. Very big and great architecture design! Remember to bring own scarf and wear properly to respect.

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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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Shamima C
How much time will one need at this musuem. will be visiting with kids
21 April 2017|
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Response from ilikemanggis | Reviewed this property |
it depends on how much time you would like to go around the museum...1 hour think its enough....
Do u know where sultan murad 3rd tomb is.
7 April 2017|
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Response from Lale K | Reviewed this property |
The tomb is in the Hagia Sofia garden. You cannot visit the tombs through Hagia Sofia musuem. The entrance of the tombs is on the western side of the museum, on way to Topkapı Palace. It is free of charge.
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Where is sultan murad iii tomb?
28 March 2017|
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Response from Elna L | Reviewed this property |
It is near Ayasofya, that means it is the cathedral - museum, "Padisah turbeleri" I found out then that means Sultans Mausoleum and are outbuildings of the cathedral.