Entrance e-ticket for Hagia Sophia - Istanbul with Audio Tour on Your Phone

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Discover the history and the legends of Hagia Sophia with a skip-the-line e-ticket and an engaging self-guided audio tour on your phone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and admire the coexistence of amazing Byzantine and Ottoman pieces of art and feel like being part of the history of the powerful Byzantine capital.

Put on your headphones and learn the history of one of the most iconic monuments of Istanbul, admire the genius of Byzantine architecture and art and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way through the power of storytelling.

Visit: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

As you stand at the center of the church, you can admire the impressive dome, the most spectacular aspect of the building that features 40 windows. Find out how the architect of the emperor Justinian solved the problem of the regular collapse of the dome.

Wishing Column
A legend says that the column with a hole in the middle covered by bronze plates has healing effects on anyone who touches this column due to the fact that Saint Gregory the Miracle Worker was nearby or to the fact that Emperor Justinian, suffering from a terrible headache, leaned his head to the column and was healed.Today, you can make a wish by rotating your finger inside. If your finger gets wet, your wish will be completed!

Emperor’s Donations to Mary and Christ Child Mosaic
This stunning mosaic of 11th century was made in order to commemorate the important victory of the Byzantine Empire. It depicts the two most powerful Byzantine emperors , Konstantine the Great and Justinian offering the city and its wall to Virgin Mary and Christ. The aim was to highlight the power and dominance of the capital, Istanbul which was always under divine protection.

  • Adult entry e-ticket for the Hagia Sophia
  • Skip-the-line service (e-ticket sent to your email)
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food & drinks
  • Transportation
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a combination of a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone and an entry ticket for Hagia Sophia
  • No live guide or meeting point provided
  • You will receive an email from the local supplier with important ticket & audio instructions
  • Booking requests received between 22:00 to 7:59 (Greek time) are served from 8.00 and on
  • Viator Voucher is not your entry ticket and is not accepted at the site
  • An Android or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Free/reduced admission tickets do not have skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.
  • Download the ticket & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit - no wifi/4G on-site
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
Departure Point

Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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