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Overview

Highlights

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

Description

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 secular museum. 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.

Ticket

What's included

Skip-the-ticketing-line admission to Hagia Sophia
60-minute English guided tour
Additional info

Istanbul Tourist Pass holders do not pay admission at the Hagia Sophia Museum.

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

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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
  • You can only enter the museum with your tour guide, so don't go to Hagia Sophia by yourself

Venue

Opening hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
Monday Closed

Ratings & reviews

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Mar 5, 2020
Excellent
The guide was very good with very helpful informations.
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Feb 26, 2020
Excellent
Okey
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Feb 21, 2020
Excellent
Our tour guide ,Furkan, was very knowledgeable about the hagia Sophia and the history. Kept the tour light and entertaining. Highly recommend!!

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