Hagia Sophia Museum Church (Ayasofya), Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum Church Ayasofya, Istanbul

The Hagia Sophia, or Ayasofya, is the epitome of Byzantine architecture and so iconic that people come to Istanbul just to see its magnificence. Dedicated to divine wisdom, it was built as a domed church in the 5th century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian before being converted into a mosque 1,000 years later by conquering Ottoman Turks. Today it’s a spectacular museum.

Walk on the worn-down marble steps or climb to the upper gallery to see the Byzantine gold mosaics up close and enjoy the ambience and the impressive views. On the ground level you can see the many Islamic features that have been added over the centuries, such as a niche that indicates the direction of Mecca, the freestanding stairway-like pulpit and the grand sultan’s loge. Don’t forget to touch the Wishing Column and make a wish. The column is said to have been weeping ever since it was visited by Saint Gregory the Miracle Worker.

The Hagia Sophia was the inspiration for the Suleymaniye Mosque, which is also worth a visit. Or if you need a break from the heat, you’ll find the entrance to the underground Basilica Cistern across the street.

Places to stay near Hagia Sophia Museum Church Ayasofya

16

Holiday home in Istanbul

34 50 1 night min

  • 34 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Star Holiday Hotel Sultanahmet - ISTANBUL - TURKEY Close to practically everywhere worth visiting in the old city, Star Holiday Hotel combines Turkish hospitality with the historical attractions of the city of Istanbul. Among the offerings of the hotel is the magnifice  …see more

from £31 / night

£173 - £272 / week

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from £31 / night

34

4 9 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£357 / week

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from £51 / night

20

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £86 / night

£598 / week

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from £86 / night

(14) Excellent 

55

Apartment letting in Istanbul

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Irini Seaview House is a comfortable and modern triplex located right in the heart of the old neighbourhood of Sultanahmet, 150m from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and close to the “Four Seasons” hotel. “Irini” means “peace” in Greek. We have  …see more

from £173 / night

£1121 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

35

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£417 / week

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from £60 / night

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10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £26 / night

£173 - £1694 / week

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from £26 / night

(13) Very Good 

25

Holiday apartment in Istanbul

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
The Apartment & BuildingNestled in the heart of Sultanahmet, EvApartments MARIE location is unique space offering 360-degree panoramic views of the Istanbul skyline. This spacious apartment is composed of three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a big sitting room with a ki  …see more

from £112 / night

£690 - £1229 / week

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from £112 / night

(1) Excellent 

50

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £144 / night

£1000 - £1695 / week

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from £144 / night

4

Istanbul holiday hotel apartment rental

1 20 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
We are Meways Tourism company located in sultan ahmet Fatih Hani Office 3rd Floor office # 37 we do all kind of tourism services such as hotel rent with very good location and so competition prices feet the budget for each tourist.we have also new technology for rent El  …see more

from £93 / night

£539 / week

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from £93 / night

23

Apartment rental in Istanbul

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Located in Istanbul, Old Mile Suites is 400 m from Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque is 400 m from the property. Some units are air conditioned and include a sitting area with a flat-screen TV. A shared or private bathroom is available. Column of Constantine is 400 m from Old  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

30

Holiday villa in Istanbul

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Views in the world, the pearl of Istanbul Sultanahmet, the heart of Sultanahmet, 6 room and 6 badthroom apart hotel . In a beautiful environment with a fully equipped kitchen awaits you .guests can access a free wifi and breakfast are opportunities will also be able to  …see more

from £281 / night

£2156 / week

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from £281 / night

15

Apartment rental in Istanbul

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Views in the world, the pearl of Istanbul Sultanahmet, the heart of Sultanahmet, 6 room and 6 badthroom apart hotel . In a beautiful environment with a fully equipped kitchen awaits you .guests can access a free wifi and breakfast are opportunities will also be able to  …see more

from £77 / night

£518 / week

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from £77 / night

15

6 20 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £302 / night

£2156 / week

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from £302 / night

31

Istanbul ski apartment to rent.

6 20 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
The world's pearl sea view located in the heart of Istanbul Sultanahmet hotel triplex apartments. In the fully equipped kitchen, barbecue area, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and an eye-catching garden with sea views located in a magnificent environment that is waiting fo  …see more

from £294 / night

£1940 / week

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from £294 / night

5

Studio 5 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

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from £129 / night

£776 / week

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from £129 / night

32

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £86 / night

£598 / week

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from £86 / night

9

6 20 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £1035 / night

£6035 / week

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from £1035 / night

8

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £31 / night

£200 / week

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from £31 / night

14

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £31 / night

£200 / week

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from £31 / night

13

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £31 / night

£200 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Very Good 

7

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £31 / night

£200 / week

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from £31 / night

8

Holiday apartment in Istanbul

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The flat consists of a bed room (appx. 25 m2) and a short corridor accesing to a bathroom (appx. 8 m2) and an open kitchen equipped with an oven, kettle and useful kitchennette. The flat is heated by individual combi boiler and the bed room has a split air-conditioner.  …see more

from £35 / night

£230 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Good 

10

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£225 - £315 / week

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from £35 / night

25

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £60 / night

£417 / week

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from £60 / night

5

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £22 / night

£156 / week

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from £22 / night

6

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £26 / night

£182 - £272 / week

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from £26 / night

6

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £22 / night

£156 / week

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from £22 / night

(2) Very Good 

68

Holiday home in Istanbul

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
This unique concept allows guests to luxuriate in the space and privacy of their own beautifully renovated private house, whilst enjoying hotel-style services.Stablesgate is so named as the area used to be the stables of the Topkapi Palace. Apart from the rare advantage  …see more

from £140 / night

£838 - £1118 / week

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from £140 / night

4

Holiday studio in Istanbul

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning
This amazing studio is in the heart of the old city - Sultanahmet. Just steps from the Topkapi Palace, St. sophia. The building is a newly renovated historical mansion in old city. All apartments in the mansion have been refurbished in December 2013.This studio is named  …see more

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

5

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £26 / night

£182 - £272 / week

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from £26 / night

4

Holiday studio accommodation

Studio 3 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This amazing studio is in the heart of the old city - Sultanahmet. Just steps from the Topkapi Palace, St. sophia. The building is a newly renovated historical mansion in old city. All apartments in the mansion have been refurbished in December 2013.This main studio nam  …see more

from £35 / night

£250 - £341 / week

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from £35 / night

4

Holiday studio in Istanbul

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This amazing studio is in the heart of the old city - Sultanahmet. Just steps from the Topkapi Palace, St. sophia. The building is a newly renovated historical mansion in old city. All apartments in the mansion have been refurbished in December 2013.This studio named &q  …see more

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

4

Istanbul holiday studio rental

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This amazing studio is in the heart of the old city - Sultanahmet. Just steps from the Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia. The building is a newly renovated historical mansion in old city. All apartments in the mansion have been refurbished in December 2013.This studio is a rea  …see more

from £22 / night

£156 / week

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from £22 / night

5

Studio rental in Istanbul

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning
This amazing studio is in the heart of the old city - Sultanahmet. Just steps from the Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia. The building is a newly renovated historical mansion in old city. All apartments in the mansion have been refurbished in December 2013.This studio is a rea  …see more

from £22 / night

£156 / week

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from £22 / night

63

Holiday apartment in Istanbul

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Armada Hotel renovated in 2014 an Art Deco building with 8 apartments and a Terrace with a greenhouse for relaxing and smoking . This new and modern concept in the heart of the Old City allows guests to luxuriate in the space and privacy of their own beautifully renovat  …see more

from £78 / night

£475 - £690 / week

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from £78 / night

28

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £35 / night

£230 / week

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from £35 / night

23

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £52 / night

£344 / week

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from £52 / night

11

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £35 / night

£230 / week

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from £35 / night

10

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £52 / night

£344 / week

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from £52 / night

8

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £35 / night

£230 / week

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from £35 / night

23

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £35 / night

£230 / week

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from £35 / night

27

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £52 / night

£344 / week

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from £52 / night

8

Holiday apartment in Istanbul

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Sea View Studio has a larger balcony with sitting area ,table + chairs,and full view of the Marmara Sea. It is 28 square metres, sleeps upto 3 people and has 1 studio room with a kitchenette SMALL UNIT, 1 FULL bathroom. It is perfect for couples or small famillies  …see more

from £24 / night

£154 / week

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from £24 / night

7

Condo rental in Istanbul

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
The Sea View Studio has a larger balcony with sitting area ,table + chairs,and full view of the Marmara Sea. It is 35 square metres, sleeps upto 3 people and has 1 studio room with a kitchenette SMALL UNIT, bathroom. It is perfect for couples or small famillies. Featur  …see more

from £31 / night

£216 / week

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from £31 / night

25

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£259 - £285 / week

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from £44 / night

19

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £26 / night

£173 - £216 / week

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from £26 / night

23

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £26 / night

£173 - £216 / week

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from £26 / night

27

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 805 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £104 / night

£694 - £906 / week

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from £104 / night

9

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £26 / night

£518 / week

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from £26 / night

17

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £259 / night

£1725 / week

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from £259 / night

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