Hagia Sophia

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7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Peace will come when tolerance is reached; and Istanbul, Turkey, is at the forefront of the global tolerance movement. The city blends together cultures and religions from around the... Full review →



Don't even dream of leaving Istanbul without visiting this holy trinity of sights.


Frommer's 34

For almost a thousand years, the Ayasofya was a triumph of Christianity and the symbol of Byzantium. Full review →


Let's Go

The Hagia Sophia (or the more beautiful way of saying it, Aya Sofya) is Istanbul in one building. Built by a physicist and a mathematician in the 6th century CE under the Byzantine... Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Sophia in Latin, Haghia Sofia in Greek and the Church of the Divine Wisdom in English, this extraordinary building is İstanbul's most famous monument. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

An almost mystical sense of awe... a quite memorable visit! Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Hagia Sophia reigned as the greatest church in Christendom from the fourth century to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. Full review →

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