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Hagia Sophia Museum

4.6/5
1,153 Reviews
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From April 15th to October 30th, 9:00-19:00, October 30th - April 15th, 9:00-17:00, stop selling tickets 1 hour before closing. The first day of Ramadan is not open every year, and lesser bairam is only open for half a day.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul
Phone: +90-212-5221750 +90-212-5220989

What people are saying:

it is reallly beautiful I love being there ! ❤️ I spent 2 weeks in turkey and it is my best holiday ever ✅ I’m impress with the architecture of hagia sophia very stunning

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  • domerol
    domerol
    Paris, Ile-de-France
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    Must see !

    Packed with a mosaic (actually there are many amazing mosaics inside) of byzantine christian and ottoman muslim history. A must-see in Istanbul, each visit gived me a novel insight and had me even mor...

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  • bedia2021
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    We love it

    We love it very much the art is unige and in the heart of istanbul we visor topkapi palace museum and blue mosque at same time they are very close to each other

    Reviewed on /Date(1613413095000+0800)/
  • 181billyn
    181billyn
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    Love Turkey

    I can say very sincerely it was a great experience. Beautiful structure, with great historical significance. And, there are many more places in the city and its environs to enjoy, as well. Istanbu...

    Reviewed on /Date(1613302041000+0800)/
  • nurzattemirkulkyzy
    nurzattemirkulkyzy
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    Beautiful place

    It’s definitely one of the must visit places in Istanbul. Please respect the rules inside and don’t go inside with shoes on.

    Reviewed on /Date(1613148578000+0800)/
  • FlyHighMyAngel
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    Simply beautiful

    Wow beautiful building, every detail was gorgeous, we took lots of pictures, it was like stepping in the past for a few moments, this is a must see in the city

    Reviewed on /Date(1613124213000+0800)/

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Introduction

The Hagia Sophia Museum was originally an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the Byzantine Empire. Its construction began in 537 AD at the beginning of the Middle Ages and then converted into a mosque during occupation by the Ottoman Empire. It has now been secularized and converted into Turkey’s most visited museum, with preserved murals covering the plaster walls. Most have been restored to resemble their original appearance. The building is a true spectacle featuring the overlap of Christianity and Islam, and is a very special site well worth visiting.
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