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Hagia Irene Museum, Istanbul
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  • This church (now museum) is on the grounds of the Topkapi Palace. Admission is 20 TL or included with Museum Pass. There is nothing physically inside the building, and you can't even appreciate the ce...  more »
  • The Hagia Irene was certainly an impressive monument in their time. Unfortunately, there is no explanation of this building site. It is a huge Hall and that's it. Rulers of this impressive Hall are the pigeons. It was a lapping eagerly, because you could not otherwise run from pigeon droppings. From the outside, it is very nice. The supervision can not English which I find very bad and the thickest thing... is it 20 TL want entry. .. This is an impertinence. So friends saves you money and look it from the outside that is sufficient.
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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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  • 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.