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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
Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 522 1750
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Reviewed yesterday

Hagia Sofia is UNSECO listed heritage monuments. One of the magnificent Byzantine architectural structure.

Thank seth1949
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place good.. But too many people.. The place need to organize more to entering the place.. Also the ticket high.. Cause half of place under rebuild

Thank Nasr A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful place full of history around Christianity and Islam. Learned a lot loved it. You can go up to the viewing gallery lovely view

Thank misbahhussain12
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's an amazing architecture that worth a visit when come to Istanbul. It was a Christian Church ,and then Imperial Mosque, and now Museum. It's still under renovation , so be careful when visiting.

Thank JessieLYM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Astonishing and Artistic, with a great amazing art of architecture, feel like you are walking in old times

Thank Yasimot
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have you ever got into a place and suddenly felt tears on your face? Well I have. This place is magical, mesmerizing and I can say - the most beautiful place I have ever seen. No words can describe this entire beauty. Go visit and...More

Thank Rama K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The architecture was amazing and very historic. It was my second visit and I would definitely recommend this museum. The ticket price is reasonable- 8 GBP - approx 42 TL. It is right next to the tram station, therefore in a convenient location. It is...More

Thank Farhana I
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were awestruck by the magnificent interior views , stunning architecture and historical significance of this museum. We hired a personal tour guide who was really great and explained the history in detail . It is the only architectural monument in the world which served...More

Thank Sharat Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hagia Sophia ks a must see in Istanbul! Its full of history and culture and if you love this kind of thing then do not leave Istanbul without going to Hagai Sophia

Thank Mumtaz D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing building and area, 2 big squares and in one side is Sofia and the other side is Sultan, so beautiful .

Thank IVAN M
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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18 December 2017|
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Response from Constantin M | Reviewed this property |
Hello there . Unfortunately they 'll work on it till 2020. To uncover all the paintings on the wall...which are made in gold ...takes time . And it's humid as well but trust me it's worthed to visit anyway . It is an... More
15 November 2017|
Response from Alenka13121968 | Reviewed this property |
From the hotel you need to get to the Kabatas pier. From there the ferry to the princes ' Islands. The tour can take all day, as the ferry only one way is 1.5 hours. Since there is no transportation, all the movement will... More
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14 November 2017|
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Response from rashid16981 | Reviewed this property |
I have been away to Mauritius but time is an issue here 8hrs is cutting extremely fine would not advise taking a chance