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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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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.
September 10, 2019
Excellent historical learning experience.
August 30, 2019
Hagia Sophia is the best example of the converted churches. The minarets suit the main building a lot and inside you can have atmosphere of both a Mosque and a Church. It is 1500 years old but still strong enough despite lots of earthquakes and fires.
July 22, 2019
The Hagia Sophia, a historical architectural wonders is a must see when visiting Istanbul. It’s an amazing feeling to stand under the gigantic dome, look at the ceiling and realize that you standing in a building with hundreds and hundreds of years of history.
July 04, 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…

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İstanbul, 34122
Phone+90 212 522 17 50
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. NFC Payments & Visa)
Free & Paid
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