Hagia Sophia
photo by Ming-yen Hsu

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul’s old city is an architectural phenomenon and one of the largest enclosed spaces in the world. The central dome measures around 100 feet across and the scale of the internal space is overwhelming. Entrance costs 20 Turkish Lira*, (currently around £9). Don’t miss the selection of intricate mosaics in the gallery.

With detailed mosaics hanging in the gallery and a huge central dome measuring 100 feet across the Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul’s Byzantine architectural highlights and instantly recognisable across the city. It’s well worth the £9 (or 20 Turkish Lira) entrance fee.

Contact & location

1 Review

Ben ?dam
Ben ?dam

on Jun 02,2010

I liked

Beautiful mosaics of IX-XIII centuries.

I disliked


Add your review

Already have an account? Log In
Will never be displayed

The photos displayed on this page are the property of one of the following authors:

Ming-yen Hsu, David Spender, Andrés/Andrew Larsen, Jerzy Kociatkiewicz, Harvey Barrison, Constantin B.

Some photos courtesy of: . The photos provided by Flickr are under the copyright of their owners.

This travel guide also includes text from Wikitravel articles, all available at WikitravelView full credits

This travel guide also includes text from Wikipedia articles, all available at WikipediaView full credits

Share this:

My lists

People who've been here (3)

Going to Hagia Sophia?
... and need recommendations

Ask your friends on Facebook

Ask on Twitter