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“Magnificent structure has long history”

Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
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Hagia Sophia Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #4 of 1,175 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hagia Sophia is one the most magnificent structures surviving from the ancient world. It was first a cathedral, then a mosque and it is now a museum. It was for many years the largest religious building in the world. Hagia Sophia is awe-inspiring. How did the archietect manage to build a structure this size that lasted over 1,000 years?

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important for its secular symbol combining Christianity and Islam, thanks to the visionary leader Ataturk.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful place , historical , must visit , one of the most important places in Istanbul , you can feel calm inside

Thank Mohamed G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

biggest tourist attraction in istanbul
lots of history!
unfortunately I caught the church in remodelations which greatly diminishes the pleasure of the visit, nevertheless it does not invalidate its grandeur!

Thank Alfredo C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking. Just close your eyes and imagine things that did happen here. The architecture is fascinating.

Thank Masroor E
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