The Hagia Sophia is one of the most important historical and touristic buildings in Istanbul and the oldest cathedral in the World. Hagia Sophia, a basilica-shaped patriarchal cathedral built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I was converted into a mosque by Sultan Mehmet The Conqueror after Istanbul was taken by the Ottomans in 1453.
Where is Hagia Sophia Museum?
You can reach Eminonu by IETT buses from all parts of Istanbul and then the Hagia Sophia Museum. When you get off at the nearby IETT Courthouse Stop, you can reach the Hagia Sophia Museum by walking about 500 meters.
If you are coming from the Anatolian side, you can reach the Hagia Sophia Museum by ferries operating on the routes of Üskükar-Eminönü and Kadıköy-Eminönü.
You can come to Sirkeci Railway Station in Eminönü by the Halkalı-Sirkeci line. From here you can take the tram to the Hagia Sophia Museum.
You can go to Hagia Sophia by tram from Gülhane and Sultanahmet stops. You can also reach the Hagia Sophia Mosque and Museum by taxi or by your own car.
The entrance times of the Hagia Sophia Museum can change in summer and winter seasons. If you want to visit the Hagia Sophia Museum during the summer season, you can visit the museum between 09:00 and 19:00.
According to the winter timetables of Hagia Sophia Museum, the last time to enter the museum is 16:00. Between 09: 00 and 17:00 hours according to the summer schedule, the last entrance to the museum is determined as 18: 00. If you are looking for a card to enter the Hagia Sophia Museum, you can get this card from the museum tolls. The Hagia Sophia Museum, which is one of the most important places you should visit and see in your visits to Istanbul, is among the places you can visit alone, with friends or family.