Hagia Sophia Opening Hours

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If you're planning on visiting Hagia Sophia, Hagia Sophia History Museum or Hagia Irene Church here are some things you need to know about its opening hours, closing times, and the best time to visit.  
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Visiting Hours Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Mosque Opening Hours

Winter Season & Summer Season:

For tourists, visiting hours are between 09.00–20.30 (last entry: 19.30).

Hagia Sophia Mosque has been open to prayers 24/7 since 2020.

Closing Days: There are no closed days.

Best Time to Visit Hagia Sophia Mosque: Avoid praying times especially Friday noon

Opening Hours Hagia Sophia history museum

Hagia Sophia History Museum Opening Hours

Winter Season & Summer Season: Hagia Sophia History Museum can be visited between 08.00 and 20.00 , with the last entrance to the museum
being 20.00.

Closing Days: There are no closed days.

Best Time to Visit Hagia Sophia History Museum: You can visit anytime you want, as visitors are admitted to the exhibition in groups or individually with museum guidance.

Opening Hours Hagia Irene

Hagia Irene Church Opening Hours

Winter season: Hagia Irene Church can be visited between 09.00 and 17.00, with the last entrance to the church being 16.00.

Summer season: Hagia Irene Church can be visited between 09.00 and 19.30, the last entrance to the church is 18.00 between 19.00.

Closing Days: Hagia Irene Church is closed every Tuesday, as well as on May 1, the first day of Ramadan, and the first day of the Sacrifice Feast.

Best Time to Visit Hagia Irene Church: The church in Topkapi palace's first courtyard is best visited in the morning before the crowds arrive.

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