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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Museum Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Product ID: 369416
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Discover one of Istanbul’s most iconic landmarks, the Hagia Sophia, on this guided tour. Admire the architecture of this impressive monument and learn about its rich-history as a former Greek Orthodox cathedral and an Ottoman Imperial mosque.
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Duration: 1 hour
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of the famous Hagia Sophia with an expert guide
  • Learn about the building's rich-history, dating back to 537 AD
  • Discover the many religious uses of the building
  • Admire the Hagia Sophia's stunning Byzantine architecture
Full description
Meet your friendly guide outside the Hagia Sophia and begin your guided tour of this iconic landmark.

Learn about the building’s rich history, which dates back to the 537 AD, the beginning of the Middle Ages. Hear about the design and construction of the Hagia Sophia, which is said to have changed the history of architecture. The building was an engineering marvel at the time, and particularly famous for its massive dome.

As you listen to your guide’s fascinating insight, admire the impressive Byzantine architecture and stunning interior. Learn about the building’s many uses throughout the years from its time as a Greek Orthodox cathedral, Roman Catholic cathedral, and mosque during the Ottoman era.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hagia Sophia entry fee
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance of the Hagia Sophia Basilica Museum, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey. They will be holding a turquoise flag.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is operated in English only

From £22.55 per person

Organized by

ISTANBUL WALKS

Product ID: 369416