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Hagia Irene Museum, Istanbul

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  • It was an empty shell of an ancient church. But the thought of Christians of old having worshipped their God there was an amazing feeling. I spent nearly an hour basking in that empty space...  more »
  • Hagia Irene may not look as the most decorated as many other churches,. Nonetheless it carries a spirits of early Christianity, not being influenced that much bu the muslim culture. HI is quite an...  more »
  • İn istanbul there is many place better than her for visit ıts just a lose our time ı do not recommended here  more »
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  • I like its quiet and serenity atmosphere and would give it 5 stars but then I realize that there's an entrance fee and quite expensive too (I used a museum pass and wouldn't know about the fee. And probably because of this fee the place is so quiet.). There's nothing much to see. Still a good place to escape from a tourist horde.
  • 5 stars for the ambience, however tickets should be discounted if not all areas are open to visitors because of construction!
  • I love it especially when they have some opera concerts.
  • It was built in the 330s during the Eastern Roman Empire (the time of Constantine the Great) as an old temple. It was the second largest church in Istanbul after Hagia Sophia. During the Justiniaus period, the Nika uprising in 532 was devastated by fire (also in Hagia Sophia) and then rebuilt. Since it was not converted into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul, little changes were made. It was used as Harbiye Warehouse. The first museum of the Ottoman Empire was founded here in 1846.
  • Nice and too old. But not worth to pay the entrance.

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