Hagia Sophia
Istanbul

Hagia Sophia tickets and tours

Known for its massive dome, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is a former Greek Eastern Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral. After this it was an Otto...

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Enter the legendary Hagia Sophia without standing in a queue with your fast-track ticket. Enjoy a 45 minutes highlights tour from an officia...

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Museums

The Hagia Sophia is today one of the most important attractions in Istanbul and should not be missed during a visit to the city! Join a 1-ho...

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1 hour
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Walking tours

Enjoy this fantastic tour of Istanbul's highlights all in one day. Begin by experiencing one of the most beautiful sights in the world, tour...

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8 hours
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Enjoy a combination Istanbul guided tour with a skip-the-line entrance to Hagia Sophia and visit Grand Bazaar. Marvel at the majestic archit...

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4 hours
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Walking tours

During this tour in Istanbul, you'll visit the most important places of the city, in a small group accompanied by a licensed English-speakin...

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8 hours
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Want to see Istanbul in a day? Then this tour is perfect for you. Start by experiencing one of the most beautiful sights in the world, touri...

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8 hours
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Attraction passes

Explore Istanbul and discover its charm with a 7-day welcome card. Get fast-track entry to Istanbul's highlights including the Hagia Sophia,...

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168 hours
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City tours

Immerse yourself in Istanbul's wonderful history and lively culture with this day tour that takes you to some of the old city's most popular...

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4 hours
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Welcome to the Church of Holy Wisdom.Get an amazing skip-the-line guided tour, meet with your guide at the meeting point and experience the ...

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Museums

Enjoy a skip the line admission and live guide commentaries in English at all top 8 museums of Istanbul, including the Basilica Cistern. Thi...

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120 hours
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Attraction passes

The Istanbul Tourist Pass is a digital city pass which offers access to the most visited sights of the city during the 3, 5 or 7 days that y...

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Cruises and boat tours

Your guide will come to pick you up from your hotel in central Istanbul to take you to the most important monuments of Istanbul, such as the...

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10 hours
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The inside story

Known for its massive dome, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is a former Greek Eastern Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral. After this it was an Ottoman imperial mosque and, in these days, used as a museum. This beautiful marvel blends elements from its Christian and Islamic heritage, creating a truly unique place to visit.

The Hagia Sophia was built in its present form in A.D. 537 by the Byzantine Empire at the beginning of the middle ages and remained an Eastern orthodox cathedral for 916 years. After the Ottoman conquest in 1453, it was transformed into a mosque, which it remained for 482 years. In 1935, the building was transformed into a museum by order of the Turkish President.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul, The Hagia Sophia still showcases features of both Christian and Islamic architecture and remains an important place of significance to both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

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How to get there

Hagia Sophia Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Istanbul
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