A great historical place while visiting Istanbul, with a splendid art which portrays a mix of two cultures, Christianity and Islam. Dating back to the 5th century, it is considered as one of the most distinguished buildings in the world. Its intricate gold and mosaic artwork are sure to take your breath away.
At the entrance, tourists can take the services of a guide or an audio guide to understand one of the most significant buildings of the Byzantine architecture. There is also a video service played at the entrance, which gives out the fine details of the museum.
However, its lower level and upper level is currently open to public and some areas within the museum are under renovation. The upper level gives a majestic view of the interior dome covered in distinguished Urdu writings and the heavily patterned chandeliers suspended through the dome.
The sight is right in the heart of city centre in the old Sultan Ahmet area. It is at a walking distance from major hotels. Right opposite to the Blue Mosque.