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Hagia Sophia Museum

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About this place
Hagia Sophia means "Holy Wisdom". The great Hagia Sophia was built on the remains of another church in 537, converted into a mosque in 1453 and it is a museum since 1931. With its massive dome, it was the largest church in the world for nearly a thousand years, till 1520.
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Ali
Ali
November 12, 2019
The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been…
Ömer
Ömer
September 17, 2015
It used to be the biggest church in the world now a museum
Dursun
Dursun
January 7, 2020
You can visit the historical museum of the Byzantine Empire period buildings in Sultanahmet Square.
Ali & Argen
Ali & Argen
November 3, 2019
great place, must see in Istanbul :)
Mesut
Mesut
December 14, 2019
The Hagia Sophia is an enormous architectural marvel in Istanbul, Turkey, that was originally built as a Christian basilica nearly 1,500 years ago. Much like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Parthenon in Athens, the Hagia Sophia is a long-enduring symbol of the cosmopolitan city. However, as notable…
Ahmet & Coşku
Ahmet & Coşku
February 21, 2014
The great palace's mozaik museum, in few minutes walking distance
Henriette
Henriette
December 6, 2011
Great Palace Mosaic Museum, what to write more if you are not any interested in any mosaic!
Emrah
Emrah
November 25, 2019
Amazing historical place in old city of Istanbul
Kamuran
Kamuran
November 25, 2019
Ten minutes walk from us, the world famous Hagia Sofia Museum is a must visit. Get there early to avoid the crowds.
Marina + Yiorgos
Marina + Yiorgos
July 5, 2013
The Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) Church was built about 14 centuries ago and is one of the oldest churches in Greece still standing today. 3 min walk
Allen
Allen
September 10, 2019
Excellent historical learning experience.
Erkan
Erkan
October 9, 2014
Istanbul Mosaic Museum
Rezzan
Rezzan
September 11, 2019
Visiting a museum with catholic and islamic features all together is something singular. You will not be able to see it anywhere else. Try one of the walking tours since you will enjoy better knowing what you see. Unless you are a museum fanatic a couple of hours are more than enough.
Elif
Elif
December 8, 2019
This museum is one of the most haunting places you will ever step in.
Ozan
Ozan
April 6, 2016
The museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.
Ozgur
Ozgur
March 24, 2015
The Great Palace Mosaic Museum, is located close to Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey, at Arasta Bazaar.
Metin
Metin
November 11, 2019
The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been…
Gülden
Gülden
December 23, 2019
Here perfect historical place. Before church than mosque and than museum. Hagia Sofia s inside very amazing. Everybody should be see here.
Doğukan
Doğukan
January 21, 2016
Built in 537. It's is a former church, later an imperial mosque and now a museum. Open 09:00 - 16:00 in winter and closing at 18:00 in summer. Cost: 30 Turkish lira

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Location
İstanbul, 34122
Cankurtaran
Phone+90 212 522 17 50
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM
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Yes (incl. NFC Payments & Visa)
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Free & Paid
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