How to avoid queues at Hagia Sophia?
Don’t wait in the queue!
Skip the long ticket lines and enter the Hagia Sophia with an e-ticket.
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You can save up to 2 or 3 hours by not standing in the famous queues.
Hagia Sophia Tickets note
Please note, this museum can be directly accessed by presenting the HagiaSophiaTickets’ E-ticket. You don’t need to attend the guided tour.
All children will be asked to present their valid passport at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.
- No Booking Fees
- Enjoy a visit to Hagia Sophia with an entry e-ticket
- Download audio tour prior to your visit
- Admire the Emperor’s Donations to Mary & Christ Child Mosaic
- Gaze at Hagia Sophia’s impressive dome & the wishing column
- Enjoy the Byzantine architecture and art
Hagia Sophia Tickets Description
Discover the history and the legends of Hagia Sophia with a skip-the-line e-ticket and an engaging self-guided audio tour on your phone. Receive your ticket by email, download the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and admire the coexistence of amazing ByzantineandOttoman pieces of art and feel like being part of the history of the powerful Byzantine capital.
Put on your headphones and explore the impressive Dome, the most spectacular aspect of the building that features 40 windows, the Wishing Column that according to the legend, it has healing effects on anyone who touches it and the Emperor’s Donations to MaryandChrist Child Mosaic, made in order to commemorate the important victory of the Byzantine Empire.
This is an unmissable opportunity to learn the history of one of the most iconic monuments of Istanbul, to admire the genius of Byzantine architecture and art and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way through the power of storytelling.
Hagia Sophia opening hours
The winter (November to March) visiting hours for the Hagia Sophia are from 09.00 to 17.00, with the final entry being at 16.00. During the summer (April to October), the visiting hours are between 09.00 and 19.00, with the final entry being at 18.00.
Hagia Sophia is closed Monday.
About Hagia Sophia
The Hagia Sophia is an enormous architectural marvel in Istanbul, Turkey, that was originally built as a Christian basilica nearly 1,500 years ago. Much like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Parthenon in Athens, the Hagia Sophia is a long-enduring symbol of the cosmopolitan city.
Hagia Sophia will stun you with its size, volume, and decoration as it has been doing since the times of the Roman Empire. It bears traces of different ages, religions, sects, and cultures. You will not regret visiting this timeless glory.
Ayasofya Meydanı, Istanbul 34122
There is no meeting point. The tour is designed to start at the main entrance of the Hagia Sophia.