Hagia Sophia Basilica Museum - Guided Museum visit

Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in 537 AD at the beginning of the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome. It was the world's largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture”. The Hagia Sophia construction consists of mostly masonry. The structure is composed of brick and mortar joint that are 1.5 times the width of the bricks. The mortar joints are composed of a combination of sand and minute ceramic pieces displaced very evenly throughout the mortar joints. This combination of sand and ceramic pieces could be considered to be the equivalent of modern concrete at the time.

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Duration

1 hour

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  • What's included :
    • English speaking guidance
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    What's excluded :
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      Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

      Hagia Sophia. Built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century AD and designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isodore of Miletus, the church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Converted into a mosque in 1453, it is now a museum. Its massive dome still dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is also famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses and a poignant Virgin and Child.

      Duration: 1 hour

    • Departure Point :
      Cankurtaran, Atmeydanı Cd. No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Istanbul Walks

    Activity ID: V-5744P27

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