The gorgeous Hagia Sophia, with its stunning gold mosaics dating back to Byzantine times, is one of the world’s most visited museums. Save time spent waiting in entrance queues with these pre-booked admission tickets, guaranteeing direct access into the museum. Hagia Sophia is also known as the “eighth wonder of the world.” Admire centuries-old architectural flourishes, and learn about its rich history as a church and mosque. If you had time for just one fix of culture in Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia should be it. This towering masterpiece of Byzantine architecture is truly one of the world’s most breathtaking buildings.
You must pick up your tickets from a centrally located office in advance.
About Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been a precious building. Next to it’s striking exterior, make your way inside and prepare to get dizzy from double-taking! The scale of the art and architecture within is something that has to be experienced first hand to be believed.
Hagia Sophia will stun you with its volume, size, and decoration as it has been doing since the times of the Roman Empire. It bears the traces of different cultures, religions, sects, and ages. You will not regret visit this timeless glory.
Opening hours Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia Museum’s visiting hours of winter schedule are 09:00-17:00 with the last entrance time of 16:00. Visiting hours of summer schedule are 09:00-19:00 with the last entrance time of 18:00.
Skip The Line Ticket Prices Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia Fast Track & Orientation Walk with Guide: From €18*
Skip The Line Tickets with Guided Tour: €12*
Skip The Line Tickets + English Guided Tour: €15*
Skip-the-Line Ticket with Guided Tour: €15*
*Kids 8 yrs and younger can enter for free.
How to get to Hagia Sophia + instructions
- Meet your guide at the Big Bus stop next to Sultanahmet park (see map) and show them your smartphone ticket
- You can only enter the museum with your tour guide, so don’t go to Hagia Sophia by yourself
- Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your chosen tour, latecomers can’t be waited for!