Hagia Sophia Mosque

Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia Mosque
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This architectural marvel displays 30 million gold tiles throughout its interior, and a wide, flat dome which was a bold engineering feat at the time it was constructed in the 6th century.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $35.21
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The area
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Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,426 contributions
One of the Greatest Buildings of History
May 2021 • Couples
It’s a mosque which used to be a church and it’s free to enter 24 hours a day so why would you pay to enter ? When it was built it was the largest in the world an despite being turned into a mosque….back to a museum and then a mosque again it still is a tribute to it Byzantine builders . One of the most important buildings in a world . Just dress properly , keep silent and you will really appreciate it . I have been there may times and I always see something new and interesting.
Written June 24, 2021
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Kelly Jenner
New York City, NY2 contributions
Astonishing view
Jun 2021
It has been changed to a mosque, so everyone can visit it for free which is a bonus. The look outside is gorgeous
Written June 23, 2021
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Sunnybaj
Sonoma, CA47 contributions
Amazing Architecture
Jun 2021 • Family
It is amazing to see a Church that was built hundreds of years ago. It’s a shame that it’s been turned into a mosque now
Written June 19, 2021
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Jean-Carl D
14 contributions
Truly a World Wonder.
Jun 2021
Completed in 537, the Hagia Sohia was the largest building in the world for 700 years. The interior is notable for its extensive use of coloured marble and exquisite mosaics. For detailed information, there is an excellent article on Wikipedia.
Written June 19, 2021
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Yaman M
1,264 contributions
Interesting With Few People
Jan 2021
You do not need a tour or a guide to visit Hagia Sophia. There is no entry fee and free audio downloads if you would like to have some narration.

I enjoyed visiting Hagia Sophia a few times. During the pandemic it was almost empty and a fun place to go see when there are no people in it.
Written June 17, 2021
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Global_Manticaonon
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines11 contributions
Memories of Turkish delights.
Jul 2020 • Solo
I love this time, this year in Istanbul. Though there is no point of comparison as this is my first time to be here --- but for me, it is just the right moment, sun i so bright and the beeeze from the Marmara (between two big seas) makes my wandering soul feels so invigorated and I can’t wait to wander more! To me, it is a city that is ‘other-worldly’, so mystical, ancient and modern all at the same time.
‘Other worldly’ is correct, it’s a little crazy and hectic but it really weaves into your soul. I really loved it here from beginning to end which is sort of rare for a place. There is so much to write about, I need to do this a little bit at a time.
Written June 13, 2021
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Sunny B
11 contributions
Wonderouls
Jun 2021
Unbelieveable history, amazing place to see what was accomplished many years ago. Great historical visit.
Written June 11, 2021
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Stephen A
29 contributions
well worth seeing with a guide
Jun 2021
An obvious highlight of Istanbul and a must see, but to get the most out of the experience we would recommend a guide- ours came with the Istanbul welcome card
Written June 9, 2021
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Nyla Gerard
Istanbul, Turkey3 contributions
Magnificent
Jun 2021
Extremely beautiful and impressive building. When you think it is 1500 years old, even more impressive. We hired a private guide from our hotel to have an Oldcity tour, and he took us Ayasofya first, we didn't want to leave from the building. Not enough words to describe, you must see with your own eyes!
Written June 4, 2021
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Finbar Edwards
Sao Paulo, SP1 contribution
Amazing
May 2021
hagia sophia is amazing place that was built nearly 1400 years ago. it was wonderfull and amazing, i recommended all of people
Written May 31, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hagia Sophia Mosque

Hagia Sophia Mosque is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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