Private Guided Hagia Sophia Museum Tour (Istanbul Daily Tours)
Tour Type.: Private Guided Hagia Sophia Museum Tour is one of Private Istanbul Daily Tours.
Tour Meeting Point.: Hotel Lobby.
Tour Pick Up Time At.: 08:00 - 08:30 (approx.).
Tour Duration.: 30 - 45 Minutes.
Tour Available.: 365 days in year
Hagia Sophia is open for visit everyday:
Summer: 09.00 AM and 19.00 PM / Final Entry: 18.00 PM
Winter: 09.00 AM to 17.00 PM / Final Entry: 16.00 PM
Private Guided Hagia Sophia Museum Tour
The Hagia Sophia Museum tour is a private guided tour only for Hagia Sophia Museum which is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It has also been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by East Roman Philon as far back as the 6th century.
Hagia Sophia (today) is the third construction, done in a different architectural style, even though it occupies the same location as the previous two.
The original building was constructed by the most important architects of the period (527-565), Anthemios (Tralles) and Isidoros (Miletus), under the order of Emperor Justinianos. It is mentioned in the resources that during its construction period, the two prominent architects each had 100 architects working under them, who in turn had 100 workers each working under them. It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Atatürk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935.
- Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours.
- Hagia Sophia Museum entrances fees and tickets.
- Local Taxes.
- Service Charge.