"Still standing !! Almost 1500 years old !!!!" Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya Tip by jlanza29

  Inside the Hagia Sophia
by jlanza29

Istanbul ranks with Rome with ancient sites that still stands !!!! And the grand building in Istanbul is the Hagia Sophia..... built some time in the 450 AD this beautiful building still stands....converted into a mosque and now a museum, this truely one one the most beautiful buildings in the world !!!! Admission price is 20 Lira about 18 US dollars ...well worth every penny !!!! take your time this building is HUGE !!!!!!! we took almost 3 hours seeing all the rooms and different views from all side....unfortanely the restoration has taken more than 30 years....and it's no where to being done....but it does give you an idea how big this place is....we counted almost 30 stories of scaffoding in the center of the building !!!!!

Address: Ayasofya Meydani, Sultanahmet
Directions: Can't miss it in the old town !!!!!
Phone: +90 212 522 1750
Website: http://www.ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 16, 2009
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