Hagia Sofia


You might have seen some of these images from Hagia Sofia before on our instagram stories, but I thought it was about time that we shared them on the blog aswell. Our visit to Istanbul was HOT, really hot, and the day that we decided to visit Hagia Sofia was not an exception to the summerheat.

Once again, we did did not do what I always encourage you to do, we did not go there in the morning before the crowds get there. We were in line to enter the museum for like an hour and as I said - it was hot and sweaty to the point were I was about to give up, several times. They open at 09.oo in the morning and you really should get there early, not at midday as we did. During summer its open untill 19.oo, but last entrance is at 18.oo, so keep that in mind when you're visiting.

It will cost you about 11 € to enter the museum and you can spend as much time as want inside. And trust me, take your time, there is much to see.

Did you know that Hagia Sofia was used as a church for 916 years, then used as a mosque for 482 years before is was converted into a museum in 1935. Fun facts.

Have any one of you been to Hagia Sofia in Istanbul Turkey?

//Ann


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Lisa
Lisa,
It looks like such a beatuiful place to visit. But definitely good to know to visit early.
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Anngelic
Anngelic,
Oh definatly! And if you are planning to visit Istanbul and going on all the touristplaces, I would not visit june to august, its to hot in the city, go during spring and fall 😊
//Ann
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Mona
Mona,
How beautiful! I'd love to visit Turkey
Anngelic
Anngelic,
You really should Mona, if not to Istanbul just go for a summervacation, they have the best beaches and food 😊
//Ann
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