Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

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Ayasofya Meydanı

Istanbul, 34122 Turkey

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http://www.ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/

  • 5 mentions in Layover in Turkey - is it safe to leave the airport?

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...would research what is most important for you to see. Most people would probably lean towards some combination of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, and Basilica Cistern. You could incorporate several of the above with the Grand Bazaar, but I..." See More

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...I live here. 2) You can take a taxi (45TL) from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Sultanahmet Square where the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern is. Depending on the time you land it can take up to an hour..." See More

    • John K.

      John K. said, "...wouldn't bother with Grand Bazaar because you have too little time and that really is an easy place to get lost. Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque Apart are within brief walking distance of one another and are both doable on a quick..." See More

    • Anne S.

      Anne S. said, "...others have mentioned. For a very short trip like yours, skip the Blue Mosque (the lines are often horrific!). Go to Hagia Sophia instead. Be sure to buy your ticket ahead (at the machine at the back of the square between Hagia..." See More

    • Missy J.

      Missy J. said, "...including transport back and forth between and Old City and airport will not enough time to do Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque. The Roman Cisterns, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are all together side by side..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Design enthusiast spending 4 days in Istanbul in September/ October

    • Sebnem S.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Sebnem S. said, "...which is the world's first known covered shopping mall. Just to have it seen the touristic spots like the Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are must sees to understand the turkish traditional architecture. If you are interested in the mosaic..." See More

    • Hannibal B.

      Hannibal B. said, "...design : It depends what you want. Istanbul is very big. A lot of areas with different moods. You can't miss Hagia Sophia or Grand Bazaar or Topkapi Palace Museum. After you can take a big boat to cross the bosphore. Every..." See More

    • Rabih M.

      Rabih M. said, "...Taksim. Good place you can have it in good price too. * place to enjoy a touristic visit is : " Hagia Sophia" Ayasofya is a place that joins between the Christian culture and Muslim culture. It's a historic place that..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Things to do/see in Instanbul?

    • Erdem O.

      Erdem O. said, "...that needs to be seen. Istanbul is a very old and historical city. I think you should start from Sultanahmet.  Hagia Sophia: This a very monumental and historic building from the Roman empire. It dates back to about 1500 years..." See More

    • Klaudia C.

      Klaudia C. said, "...not sure what your passion points are but some key sites are off course in Istanbul are the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Which is just breath taking with religions overlapping in each corner . They are right opposite each other so..." See More

    • Azra M.

      Azra M. said, "...last week! Take a light jacket with you - it can get cool, especially in the evenings. Definitely see Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, and Basilica Cistern if interested - all walking distance within each other. The tram is great..." See More

  • 2 mentions in itinerary 5 days in November in Istanbul? where to stay (max50€/night)?

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...more time in this fantastic city. We really enjoyed our hotel in Sultanahmet and it has very easy walking access to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque Apart, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, and Grand Bazaar The Sultanahmet has a wide array of hotels..." See More

    • Murat T.

      Murat T. said, "...and use public transportation. in day 1, buy an istanbul museum card and travel in historical places such as Topkapı Sarayı Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque Istanbul Archaeology Museums http://turkeydesk.com/how-to/istanbul-museum-pass/ in day 2 visit Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. here is a tip..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Minimoon in August, what should we do?

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...Sultanahmet neighborhood where many of the city’s finest architectural legacies and landmarks are found. Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Sarayı, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar,..." See More

    • John K.

      John K. said, "...a kick out of The BosphorusBosphorus Brewing Company.Do take a Bosphorous cruise.Go to Basilica Cistern its weird but interesting.Obviously go to Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmet Cami(Blue Mosque).Don't worry if you miss Grand Bazaar orTopkapı Palace- both are worthwhile but if..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Is the Sultanahmet area worth seeing?

    • Missy J.

      Missy J. said, "...to see in Old City, Istanbul the Sultanhamet "Blue Mosque" is very easy to include and is the same area as Hagia Sophia and the Roman Cistern. However, depending on what is of interest to you, and how much time you do..." See More

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...one very busy day to take it in. I would recommend, Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque Apart and Hagia Sophia. Wonderful sites and history. There is much more to Istanbul than this area, but it is a wonderful..." See More

  • 2 mentions in The best historical Museum in Istanbul?

    • Murat T.

      Murat T. said, "...Istanbul is a city full of museums. Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Sarayı, Istanbul Archaeology Museums are only three of them. My favorite is..." See More

    • Jacey & Scott M.

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      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...It's great to hear that from a local. I 100% agree. Hagia Sophia is one of the most impressive places I have visited. Beautiful building and the juxtaposition of the Muslim and Christian history is incredible...." See More

  • 2 mentions in Istanbul/Cappadocia Turkey- is it worth visiting?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...spend three days there and still be disappointed you didn't stay longer! ISTANBUL - 3 DAYS (done comfortably) Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern,Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Hotel, Grand Bazaar Day 2 - Topkapi Palace and Harem (take 4 hours or..." See More

    • Valerie F.

      Valerie F. said, "...many of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Spend day one sightseeing around Sultanahmet. Visit the stunning sights of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque before heading to the underground chambers of the Basilica Cistern just across the road. After..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Tips and Advice for Istanbul and Antalya

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...of the city called Sultanahmet This is where you have most of the famous attractions in Istanbul such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum and such. If you cross the Galata Bridge from there then you should walk up..." See More

    • İbrahim Serdar K.

      İbrahim Serdar K. said, "...most of the places that you can easily find by googling, such as Topkapı Sarayıand the museum, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and so on. In addition, Taksim Square and İstiklal Ave are must see. You can try..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Tips and suggestions for visiting Istanbul with my parents

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...back and see sites in your own time with confidence. Day 1 - Half day with My Local Guide Istanbul then Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar in afternoon Or start with Ayasofya, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar...." See More

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...Hello Places must be seen in Istanbul; Sultanahmet Square area, İstiklal Ave,Taksim Square, Galata Tower, Beşiktaş, Hagia Sophia ,Topkapı Sarayı, Hippodrome Hotel, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, underground Basilica Cistern, Egyptian Market, etc... If you like to have a guide or a guided..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Istanbul sightseeing?

    • Arthur L.

      Arthur L. said, "...I think spending a day in Sultanahmet Square, seeing the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Basilica Cistern is well worth it. Getting fish sandwiches by Galata bridge is a great experience too, although the seagulls may try to eat it..." See More

    • Nars K.

      Nars K. said, "...Most amazing place on Earth. In no particular order (3-day trip): Blue Mosque Grand Bazaar Basilica Cistern Topkapi Palace Hagia Sophia Hippodrome Hotel Istanbul Archaeology Museums Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex Spice Bazaar Bosphorus Cruise | Day Cruises | Istanbul Sightseeing Have a..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Places to eat and sites to see in Rome and Istanbul?

    • Meir J.

      Meir J. said, "...friendly. Sites to visit around Blue Mosque: Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque (Blue Mosque) renown for it's majestic design and beautiful blue tiles Hagia Sophia- Once Imperial Church, turned into Mosque, now Museum, a stunning piece of architecture since Byzantine times and a..." See More

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...Hi Ron, Places to visit in Istanbul... Hagia Sophia museum, Topkapı Sarayı, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hipodrome, milione stone Bosphorous, Grand Bazaar, Egyptian market, Eminönü, Taksim Square, Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, etc......" See More

  • 2 mentions in Istanbul for 3 days

    • Juan Pablo U.

      Juan Pablo U. said, "...international restaurants, local shops, street shows, …). Don't waste your time visiting so many mosques, go to Blue Mosque Apart and Hagia Sophia. Then, you can spend the afternoon in the Grand Bazaar Take the 2-hour ferry tour that cross to..." See More

    • Seoulsfgirl :.

      Seoulsfgirl :. said, "...My fondest memories are all close to each other. The Hagia Sophia is first, the hammam Turkish bath near there, the sook, and then a ferry ride across the bay from the sook area...." See More

  • 2 mentions in Must do in Istanbul with 24 Hours?

    • Valerie F.

      Valerie F. said, "...of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Spend day one sightseeing around Sultanahmet square. Visit the stunning sights of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque before heading to the underground chambers of the Basilica Cistern just across the road. After..." See More

    • Selin I.

      Selin I. said, "...You can see the most in Sultanahmet Square Basilica Cistern , Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace... When the sun starts to goes down, its time to go to Galata Tower. Konak Cafe would be good choise if you won't go up to..." See More

  • 1 mention in Cheapest way of transportation around these cities?

    • Lorraine M.

      Lorraine M. said, "...Potsdam for example, it is cheap and easy. Istanbul is walkable around the old area- Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Hagia Sophia, etc. There are cheap trams and if you want to go to other side, also cheap ferries. Prague..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best place to stay closed to touristy places and the "real" city?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...to recommend that are close to the tourism sites are the neighborhoods (mahalle) of Sultanahmet Square (closest to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia ), Gülhane Parkı, Sirkeci. Beyazıt Karakol Sk is near the Grand Bazaar. Avoid the gritty, sleazy area of Aksaray...." See More

  • 1 mention in Don't Do's in Istanbul?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...the normal precautions you would in your own hometown. Rather than bottom of the list - the priority sites should be Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Sarayı, Spice Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Chora Church, Galata Kulesi, Istiklal Avenue, Bosphorus Cruise and Asian..." See More

  • 1 mention in Family-friendly hotels in Istanbul?

    • Sarah R.

      Sarah R. said, "...of 5 with all we needed at an affiordable price. Great views from roof terrace and reasonable breakfast. Walking distance of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Topkapı Sarayı. Lots of family friendly restaurants on your doorstep for the evening...." See More

  • 1 mention in What is the best of Istanbul?

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...This a very broad question but places like Dolmabahçe Palace Topkapı Palace Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia Galata Tower are all world class attraction and this is just to mention some of tem as Istanbul really has a lot to offer. Grand Bazaar..." See More

  • 1 mention in Good, boutique like hotels in Istanbul?

    • Sarah R.

      Sarah R. said, "...For traditional location, Sultanhamet is very close to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace etc. If you want a funkier vibe, try Beyoğlu across the Galata Bridge. The The House Hotel Galatasaray looks good although can't personally recommend. When you..." See More

  • 1 mention in Seven Wonders of the World

    • Polly B.

      Polly B. said, "...list, I'll bump them off in favor of places I still want to see...Great Wall Of ChinaChichén ItzáMachu PicchuPetraTaj MahalAngkor Wat Hagia Sophia..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best Byzantine restaurants and places to visit?

    • Barış S.

      Barış S. said, "... Hagia Sophia is the most well-known place that date back to that period. Yerebatan Sarnıcı (Basilica Cistern) which is very near to Hagia Sophia is also a Byzantine building. Both of this buildings are mentioned in Dan Brown's last book (Inferno). I..." See More

  • 1 mention in Weekend "must-do's" in Istanbul

    • kaz d.

      kaz d. said, "...One of my favourite places in Istanbul is the Basilica Cisternnear the Hagia Sophia in Sultanamet district. It is the largest surviving Byzantine cistern in Istanbul. It is so peaceful & serene and is a fascinating example of the amazing engineering skills..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the most popular neighborhoods in Istanbul?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...Old Istanbul (European side) - includes Sultanahmet Square where the majority of tourists sites and restaurants are (e.g. Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia ). Beyazıt Karakol Sk is where the Grand Bazaar is. Eminonu Bazaar is where the Spice Bazaar is and..." See More

  • 1 mention in What's the most interesting place you've ever traveled to?

    • Chiara B.

      Chiara B. said, "...unique, in my opinion. People live in harmony with very different lifestyles. My favorite moment: the sunset in front of the Hagia Sophia when it starts to light up for the night. Pure magic. Visit my Travel Blog for more travel tips!..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best way to coordinate accommodations between 6 people in Istanbul?

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...Sultanahmet neighborhood where many of the city’s finest architectural legacies and landmarks are found. Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Sarayı, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where would you go in August?

    • Rocio A.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Rocio A. said, "...I will definitely suggest Turkey starting with Istanbul, Blue Mosque part, Kayseri, New Mosque, Hagia Sophia (which is 1 of the 7 wonders of the world). Another must see place is Ephesus and the Bosphorus, Kadıköy by ferry will be very interesting..." See More

  • 1 mention in 8 full days in Turkey! Where to go besides Istanbul?

    • Missy J.

      Missy J. said, "...the first night after landing in Istanbul. On the second day, walk around the Old City and visit the Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern. The next day visit the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. Day..." See More

  • 1 mention in What tourist traps around the world are worth the visit?

    • Kimberly D.

      Kimberly D. said, "...I have to say the top two tourist traps for me that were worth the visit were the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. There was such incredible detail in all of the craftsmanship there - all of the intricately..." See More

  • 1 mention in 15 days in europe, Rome as anchor what other cities should include for mix

    • Kemkem C.

      Kemkem C. said, "...It is a great little place, but there are plenty of hotels around there. It's great because it is walkable to Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), and the Cistern. You can also catch the Hop on, Hop off buses..." See More

  • 1 mention in 8-9 Days in Turkey- where to go from Cappadocia and Istanbul?

    • Sarah R.

      Sarah R. said, "...(BYOB) after day sightseeing with views over Sea of Marmara in one directions and the domes of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in the other. Easy walking to all the main sights. Could do one day seeing Topkapı Sarayı, Grand Bazaar,..." See More

  • 1 mention in You have 1 day and 1 night in Istanbul. What would you do?

    • Eda S.

      Eda S. said, "...Mangerie, continue with a stroll along the Bosphorus and check out Arnavutköy Bebek Cd neighborhood and go to Sultanahmet to see Hagia Sophia. Then I would take the tram and head to İstiklal Ave and just wander around and end the..." See More

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