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Save your time with these skip-the-line entry tickets to Hagia Sophia, with an audio guide in 23 languages. Marvel at the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Highlights

  • Discover the wondrous Hagia Sophia, a revered attraction in Istanbul, with skip-the-line access and an audio guide in 23 languages.

  • Stroll through the magnificent monument that once was the world's largest place of worship for over a millennium.

  • Listen to your informational audio guide to learn about the history, architecture, and Islamic and Byzantine heritage of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Get skip-the-line access to the 2nd-floor Visitors' Center and explore the marvelous mosaics and paintings at your own pace.

  • Did you know? Hagia Sophia started as a church, then became a mosque for 500 years, and finally a museum.

Inclusions

  • Skip the ticket line to Hagia Sophia

  • Entry to Hagia Sophia visiting area

  • Audio guide in 23 languages (optional)

  • Entry to the Hagia Sophia History Museum (optional)

  • 10% discount at Dsign Cafe

Exclusions

  • Skip the security line

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United Kingdom, United States, Spain and over 67 countries have loved this experience
Manuel Anhold

Manuel

3/5

May, 2024

I wanted a fastLane ticket, but instead we had to wait unnecessarily for a guide to get in. We could have easily entered without one.
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Dilshani Annalisa Wijemuni

Dilshani

4/5

May, 2024

Ticket were easy to pick up and guide got us in, skipping the queue which was really long! Made the experience smoother. Overall, interesting visit. Audio guide kept glitching and it was hard to correlate the numbers to the audio as signage not the best - in hindsight, it would be better to book a guided tour if you are interested in the historical facts.
Althea Steenberg

Althea

4/5

May, 2024

It was a lovely experience. I didn't have roaming mobile data. I would have liked to have separate audio guidance included in the ticket price.
Jo-Anne Stewart

Jo-anne

5/5

May, 2024

The whole process was easy picked up my ticket & through the checkpoint quickly. Inside was breathtaking. Only issue was audio only worked for half of the exhibits due to weak wifi but I could still read the notes about the exhibits.
Tamar Shakarishvili

Tamar

5/5

May, 2024

It was a dream come true, I wanted to see it for a long time, the peace and the preserved parts of the old temple, the architecture, it's all amazing
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Skip-the-line entry to the legendary Hagia Sophia

Discover Istanbul’s gem, the world-famous Hagia Sophia , with these convenient skip-the-line entry tickets. A must-visit for first-timers in Istanbul, this church-turned-mosque-turned-museum has much to offer, in terms of architectural beauty and historical significance. Learn about the history of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires with the aid of your audio guide, available in 23 languages.

A step back in time

Take in the magnificent art and architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. With skip-the-line access to the 2nd-floor Visitors' Center, you can stroll through the upper gallery while gazing at the mesmerizing mosaics and the imperial dome to get a glimpse into the rich history of Hagia Sophia.

Hagia Sophia

Monday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

What's not allowed

  • The prayer area in the first floor can only be entered by Turkish citizens.

What to bring

  • Don't forget to carry your own headphones to listen to the audio guide.

Accessibility

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Additional information

  • You skip the ticket lines but you cannot skip the security check.

  • The security check can take up to 60 minutes during peak seasons.

  • Appropriate and respectful clothing is mandatory while visiting the Hagia Sophia

  • Women should not wear knee-length shorts, skirts, or clothing with exposed shoulders or chests. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf

  • Men should not wear knee-length shorts or clothing with exposed shoulders

  • Clothes and scarves are available for purchase at the entrance of the attraction

  • Hagia Sophia is under renovation, therefore, not all parts of the building are open to the public.

  • Due to the Friday prayer, the Mosque will be closed to tourists from 12pm to 2pm. For a smoother experience, it's recommend visiting after 4pm to avoid the lengthy security line anticipated between 2pm and 4pm.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket redemption point

  • Please check your final voucher for the redemption point details and specific instructions.
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