The ancient Byzantine church, Hagia Sophia was built by Justinian I. And later it converted to a mosque by the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet. And after the declaration of the Republic, was converted to a museum. Today, you can see both Christian and Islamic art in here.
How do I get to the Hagia Sophia.
The Hagia Sophia location is in the heart of Sultanahmet, close to other popular sights including the #BasilicaCistern
, Istanbul Archaeology Museum , and Blue Mosque. The distance between Hagia Sophia and #BlueMosque
is only two minutes walk. To reach both to Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.
Summer Schedule- 15 APRİL -25 OCTOBER Visiting Hours: 09.00 - 19.00 Hours of Ticket Sale: 18:00
Winter Schedule- 25 OCTOBER- 15 APRİL Visiting Hours: 09:00- 17:00 Hours of Ticket Sale: 16:00
Closed: Hagia Sophia Museum is not available to visit on Mondays.