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Tickets for Hagia Sophia: English Guided Tour

Flash your smartphone ticket for entry to Hagia Sophia plus a 60-minute tour

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Duration: 1h
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Access to Hagia Sophia
60-minute English guided tour
  • Enter the Hagia Sophia quickly with your smartphone, and enjoy a 60-minute English tour
  • Explore the eighth wonder of the world, the epitome of stunning Byzantine architecture
  • Witness the enormous floating domed roof and wander the gigantic nave

If you have time for just one cultural 'must-see' in Istanbul, make it the Hagia Sophia. This towering masterpiece of Byzantine architecture is truly one of the world's most breathtaking buildings.

The Hagia Sophia has served many roles, from a Greek Orthodox cathedral to an Ottoman mosque, and now lives on as a historical monument. Explore the eighth wonder of the world with a knowledgeable guide and reflect on remnants from each spiritual incarnation.

After you've finished standing in awe at the building's striking exterior, your local English-speaking guide will blow your mind even more with stories of the art and architecture within.

Marvel at a beautiful blend of Christian and Islamic aesthetics, and be wowed by the monumental dome that appears to float above the ceiling. The effect is caused by a ring of windows along the base of the dome, which together scatter light around the stunning central nave. It's a Turkish delight that every culture lover should experience!

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Big Bus, Sultanahmet Park
Binbirdirek Mh., Atmeydanı Cd., Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
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Hagia Sophia
Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
  • Meet your guide at the Big Bus stop next to Sultanahmet park (see map) and show them your smartphone ticket
  • For kids under 12, a valid ID must be presented as a proof of age
  • Due to COVID-19, visit duration and time can vary depending on cleaning and disinfecting sessions
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
  • Changes are possible for this ticket

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