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Hagia Irene Museum, Istanbul
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  • Topkapi Palace, Hagia Eirene Church, the garden has a history of 1600 years. Could not be translated to the mosque. Once upon a time was used as a weapons Depot and Mint. Republican era was used as a museum. Superb acoustics, so in the last 40 years has been used as a concert hall.
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  • The history of the Church, in my opinion, will not concede on important events. But, unfortunately, visiting the Church in itself nothing to tell about it-none of the second Ecumenical Council, no arianah, no ikonoborčeskom period. Not interested in the history of man here to do nothing specifically, survey will take 5 minutes. Visit during a visit to the Topkapi Palace (Museum map or if 20 lire (September 2016 g) not sorry). If you are familiar with the events that took place in it-go necessarily tentatively after refreshing everything in memory.
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  • The Hagia Irene only opened to the public in 2014, and if you have the museum card, you should definitely visit it while in the Topkapi Palace grounds. The space gives you a sense of true early Roman ...  more »
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  • A lovely place, although it is fairly stark, bare and semi-ruined inside. However, much more could be made of it simply by providing a few decent information plaques and such.
  • The history is great, the place is amazing, however how it seems to be managed makes the visit a bit frustrated. It is a place in ruins, however ruins do not need to have an abandoned feel to it. It is called Holy Peace, and yes there is peace inside and a black plaque with white text with some information about it. That's it.
  • Great atmosphere, but do not expect something more than just the space inside. For me it was worth it, we were almost alone there and I really enjoyed that moment, but there are no frescos, no statues, almost nothing left, just the acoustic and the space. I would love to enjoy some concert inside.
  • Very authentic place. Less known than Aya Sophia but not so crowded and amazing. One of my favourite spots. A must see in Istanbul.
  • Don't miss the events like concerts. Worth being in here.