Tickets for Hagia Sophia Museum: Skip The Ticket Line

Explore Istanbul's 8th wonder of the world

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  • Explore the 8th wonder of the world with a ticket to Istanbul's monumental Hagia Sophia, the epitome of Byzantine architecture
  • See a mesmerizing blend of Christian and Islamic art and architectural aesthetic
  • Gaze dizzily at the dazzling domed roof, wander the enormous nave as windows flood the building with light, and see artifacts and relics from ancient Byzantium

Discover the 8th wonder of the world with a ticket to Istanbul's spectacular Hagia Sophia. The epitome of Byzantine architecture, the Hagia Sophia has changed hands once or twice in its time. It's been a Greek Orthodox cathedral, an Ottoman mosque, and now it's a secular museum – but it retains beautiful strands of its various spiritual incarnations.

If you had time for just one fix of culture in Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia should be it. This towering masterpiece of Byzantine architecture is truly one of the world's most breathtaking buildings.

After you've finished standing in sheer awe at the Hagia's striking exterior, make your way inside and prepare to get dizzy from double-taking! The scale of the art and architecture within is something that has to be experienced first hand to be believed.

Marvel at a beautiful blend of Christian and Islamic aesthetics, and crane to see the monumental dome – which appears to float above the ceiling. The effect is caused by a ring of windows along the base of the dome that scatters light around the immense central nave.

It's a Turkish delight that every culture lover needs to see at least once in their life.

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What's included
Skip-the-ticket-line admission to Hagia Sophia
Audio guide (available at the entrance for an additional fee, in Turkish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Arabic, Persian, Russian, Japanese, and Korean)
Guided tour
  • Show your smartphone voucher to the representative waiting for you at the main entrance of Hagia Sophia (see map, "Meeting Point")
  • The representative will be wearing a red jacket. He/she will escort you to the venue and give you a short introduction (in English)
  • Make sure to be on time for your selected timeslot!
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Jul 18, 2019
It was as it was promised.
Jul 16, 2019
When I booked I did not realize it was guided. Pleasantly surprised Yugel was an excellent guide and I enjoyed the time:)
Jul 14, 2019
It was quick and easy. Would be helpful to have the guide be more visible with the tickets and exact location. We ended up going through security and then went back to find the guide
Jul 14, 2019
There is a lot of history here, it was a great experience. Too bad there was a lot of mosaic pieces of artwork destroyed.
Jul 13, 2019
Our guide was fantastic, friendly and very informative.
Jul 12, 2019
Great service! Mehmet who was our guide was very helpful.
Jul 11, 2019
We really enjoyed our visit and the short introduction was very welcome. Our guide (I’m sorry but can’t remember his name) was very good and gave great advise.
Jul 10, 2019
We had a very cool tour from some very nice people. It wasn’t too long which was perfect so we could take our time afterwards to keep walking in this amazing monument.
Jul 8, 2019
Really fast track and a funny visit!
Jul 6, 2019
The tour was cool, Hagia Sophia Museum is incredibly beautiful. We didn’t know the tour guide (only english speaking) was included, so check twice! He was really nice though.

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