Hagia Sophia

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Great Architectural Beauty

Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom, a fifteen hundred years old splendid monument, is a must see in Istanbul, built to be the world’s largest place of worship by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. First a Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later an imperial mosque and now a museum. The lofty interior, stunning surviving mosaics and the massive dome, which seems to float unsupported and gives the church its amazing sense of space. An unforgettable experience awaiting you.

How much is admission to the Hagia Sophia?Free of Charge

Hagia Sophia ticket price was around 100 Turkish Lira when it was a museum. Since it was converted into a mosque in July 2020, there is no entrance fee.

Is Hagia Sophia open everyday ? YES ; Open every day and free to all visitors

However, tourists cannot visit during the five prayer times. Prayer times are pegged to sunrise and sunset and therefore change throughout the year. Check current prayer times and avoid visiting 45 minutes before and 30 minutes after each prayer.

How much time do you need in Hagia Sophia?About 1/2 hours

When is the best time to visit the Hagia Sophia?9.am to 11am

Is photography allowed in Hagia Sophia ? Yes

Handheld cameras of all types are allowed in the Hagia Sophia. No tripods.

Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom, a fifteen hundred years old splendid monument, is a must see in Istanbul
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