Guided Tour to Hagia Sophia

Fatih, Tyrkland

Upplifun sem Osman býður upp á

60 mín., Tungumál: enska

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First of all imagine you are entering 1500 years old one of the oldest and once the biggest Cathedral in the world built by Byzantines that housed for Christians and Muslims for years.From many aspects its unique in the world..Today became a serving mosque again.(Still having the Byzantines mosaics )With one shot you will see a church and a mosque and learn both of it! Firstly you will discover the deep history of Hagiasophia from the beginning till today and see the remnants of the older churches in the garden.
While entering main praying area we ll take off our shoes walk into to the prayer carpet covered area and see the beautiful inner details (islamic calligraphies , additions and Byzantine mosaics.)There are a lot of small but very important symbols and details left from church.The Coronation Area of Byzantine Emperors ,and famous wishing column can be added to this.When the tour finished you can stay longer inside if you like to.
Other things to note
You don’t need to buy ticket its free of charge for visiting.
For the woman visitor There is a covering procedure thats why its recommended to bring your own scarf for covering your hair or you can buy a new one at the entrance for 5 TL scarf for your hair. Or fully body cover for 20 Tl .
First of all imagine you are entering 1500 years old one of the oldest and once the biggest Cathedral in the world built by Byzantines that housed for Christians and Muslims for years.From many aspects its unique in the world..Today became a serving mosque again.(Still having the Byzantines mosaics )With one shot you will see a church and a mosque and learn both of it! Firstly you will discover the deep history of Hagiasophia from the beginnin…

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Hreyfanleiki / líkamlegt

Engir stigar eða þrep

Hljóð og mynd

Munnlegar upplýsingar eða á hljóðformi

Þetta er gestgjafi þinn, Osman

Gestgjafi á Airbnb síðan 2019
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I am a professional licensed tour guide working in Istanbul for 10 years. I studied at Aegean University at Tourist Guide department in Turkey for 4 years.I specialized at museums and historical sites of Istanbul. What makes me different from others is “You are not my customers you are my guests in Istanbul” Feel the privilege of having a tour guide while you are walking through ancients sites of istanbul without feeling a stranger ! And learn all the hidden beauties of the places you walk by with their stories.
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Staðsetning

Hagiasophia is one of the oldest and the biggest church in the world from 6th century.It was built by Byzantine emperor Justinian in 537 AD. It means (Holy-Wisdom in Greek)It's the masterpiece of Byzantine art and architecture with its enormous size and wonderful mosaics.After serving as a church about 900 of years was converted into a mosque by the Ottomans in 1453.From 1935 to 2020 It served as a museum.

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Xiaoke
október 2021
I learnt so much about the history of Hagia Sophia through Osman’s tour. He was very accommodating to my schedule - I contacted him the night before after 10pm asking if he can do next morning prior to his available slots and he responded immediately and agreed. The way Osman explained about this history is also easy to understand and follow. He also answered a lot of my questions about Muslim culture in general - highly recommend this tour!
Clare
ágúst 2021
This was my second tour with Osman which I really enjoyed. Although he does these tours practically everyday for a living, he sounds so genuinely enthusiastic in sharing his information and knowledge with the tour participants.
Marcela
ágúst 2021
Me and my husband has an amazing experience. Osman was super friendly and fun to spend time with. He had very good English which made it easy to understand his explanations. We learned interesting things ha that you don’t find online. We would definitely book other tours with him.
Julie
júlí 2021
Osman’s tour of Hagia Sofia was really amazing! He gave us lots of information and made it digestible and really interesting. We wouldn’t have had half the experience if we didn’t join this Airbnb experience and I highly recommend this tour. We also did the Topkapi experience with Osman which was also wonderful.
Zachary
júlí 2021
Osman was a great tour guide and I recommend him for anyone visiting Hagia Sofia. I loved that we started the tour early when it was empty!
Andrew
júlí 2021
Osman did an amazing job of showing us the Hagia Sophia and the TopKapi palace. He showed up on time, was easy to find and had a vast knowledge of both of the places we visited. He has a great personality and is thoughtful of families by taking pictures for us. I will be recommending him to anyone I know that visits Turkey in the future.

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Afbókunarregla

Hægt er að afbóka hvaða upplifun sem er innan 24 tíma frá bókun til að fá fulla endurgreiðslu eða allt að 7 dögum áður en upplifunin hefst.

Opinber skilríki

Þú þarft að taka mynd af þér sem passar við myndina á skilríkjunum þínum. Þetta er til þess gert að Airbnb geti staðfest hver tekur í raun þátt í upplifuninni. Þú þarft aðeins að gera þetta einu sinni.

Kröfur til gesta

Allt að 6 gestir á öllum aldri geta tekið þátt.

Hvað þarf að taka með

You can bring your own scarf for covering your hair for the mosque entry.