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Hagia Sophia: Guided History Tour

Product ID: 192956
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Discover the legendary Hagia Sophia in a time-efficient way. Get a real sense of the building's history and architecture from a local specialist. Finally, enjoy the monumental building at your own pace.
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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Enjoy a detailed explanation from a specialist about the building's history
  • See all the mosaics, galleries, and details available inside
  • Learn about the history of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires
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Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful building, which was once a church, then a mosque, and now a museum. Meet your local local tour guide and take a detailed look at the architecture, events, characters, and decoration from the past and today that tell the story of the Hagia Sophia.

During the tour, you will learn about the history in the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Then take a look at the construction of the building and the Imperial dome, the traces of the centuries on the building's striking details. The tour ends on the first floor and you can discover the mosaics and masterpieces in the upper galleries at your own pace.
  • Entry ticket to Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Local tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Hagia Sophia Museum Gates, Cankurtaran Mh., Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey. Your guide will be wearing a red jacket or red t-shirt with the local partner logo.

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  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The security check-point cannot be skipped
• Waiting at the security check point will take between 30 seconds and 15 minutes, and depends on the visitor volume

From £7.22 per person

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Product ID: 192956