As a site of worship, it predates history
The fabulous church was changed over to a mosque after the Ottoman triumph in 1453. In any case, the site has additionally been home to two past houses of worship and a Pagan sanctuary!
It was built to eclipse the Temple of Solomon
Justinian I stressed the broadness of his Empire to have the Hagia Sophia inherent 537. On its finishing, he’s said to have gladly gloated, “Gracious Solomon, I have outperformed thee!”
Many of its treasures are in Venice
Not making it to Jerusalem, the Venetian-drove Fourth Crusaders rather took Constantinople. Holy person Mark’s Basilica in Venice actually houses huge numbers of the riches!
It’s taken one hell of a beating!
Just as being sacked in the Fourth Crusade, the Hagia Sophia’s hefty arch has imploded a few times because of quakes. It wasn’t totally settled until 1859!
The Hagia Sophia is only a short stroll from the Sultanahment metro and cable car stops. Near a considerable lot of Istanbul’s notable attractions, it’s likewise secured on most city strolling visits!
9:00AM to 5:00PM in the winter, 9:00AM to 7:00PM in the summer. Check holiday schedules to avoid closures.
Take the metro or tram to the Sultanahment stop.
The ticket price is 30 TRY, which is roughly $11.
It will help. May be justified, despite any trouble to look at our smash hit visits.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent, engaging and educational tour
Life was an amazing aide! Well disposed of, supportive, and inconceivably educated of Turkish history. In addition to the fact that she gave us loads of data on all the lovely locales we visited however she likewise educated us concerning present-day Turkey giving us an incredible image of how Turkey has become in the course of recent years or somewhere in the vicinity. Strongly suggest this visit. It was additionally truly pleasant having such a little gathering (me, my significant other and Latife!).
Istanbul: Full-Day Private Old City Tour with Lunch reviewed by Christopher
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An amazing experience, extremely well organized, worth every penny.
I don’t have the foggiest idea where to begin! Everything was amazingly efficient. Everybody was extremely obliging, consistently on schedule and charming to be with. The neighborhood guides were entirely proficient (and I am a workmanship history specialist), cordial, obliging, real. I am a lady in her 60s, I travel solo and never felt desolate or frightened. I met superb individuals who had similar visits. I was unable to suggest this visit enough. A stunning social and human experience.
Turkey: 7-Nights Tour of 5 Cities Starting from Istanbul reviewed by Suzanne
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, wonderful trip!
Phenomenal! My guide was proficient, energetic and fascinating to tune in to. He took us to all the fascinating spots and filled us with regards to with the significant history. Obviously better than seeing it all alone. We went to the Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. He was additionally kind enough to see us onto the transport returning to the air terminal once it was finished.
Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour reviewed by Lindsay
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Beautiful day and a beautiful lunch with a small group
This visit was phenomenal, I had such a decent time. I was excited to discover there were just five of us on the visit and it was an extraordinary harmony among structure and the opportunity to investigate the mosques. The lunch was heavenly and we had a lot of time to investigate the Grand Bazaar in the early evening. Enthusiastically suggested.
Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque Small Group Tour reviewed by Carli
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