Mysteries of the Hagia Sophia with a Historian

by Withlocals

  • Location
    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration
    1h (Private)
  • Group Size
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • Türkçe (Turkish)


Welcome to an online Hagia Sophia Mosque experience! Ready to explore the many treasures these fascinating attractions hold? Yes, there’s no need to travel when you can visit the Hagia Sophia from your home on a virtual tour. Better yet, do it while connecting with a knowledgeable historian from Istanbul. With 3D and high-resolution images your host will use throughout your tour, you’ll feel as if you’re seeing the attractions in real life!

Experience Istanbul like you would never have thought of. Your local host, Ayfer, will show you the unique contrasts and mixes of Christianity & Islam. From being the biggest Catholic church in the world to later being turned into a mosque by the Ottomans. Hagia Sophia has welcomed it’s visitors as a museum for 86 years and converted back into a mosque just recently. Curious to see how it has transformed along the years?

Istanbul has been a cultural melting pot for centuries and most of the cultures that once reign the city left their marks: from beautiful monuments and stunning religious establishments.You will get to absorb the beauty of its beautiful decorating tiles.

Open yourself up to all the beautiful possibilities that Istanbul offers you. Are you looking for an alternative with more focus on certain works, architecture, or want to make it family friendly? It’s possible! Your online experience can be 100% personalized, just let your host know and they’ll take care of it.

This experience is 100% online. While you are at home, your host will connect with you from their city via a link that will be provided to you. For this experience, your host will be hosting from their home using their camera. All you have to do is get your computer ready, have a proper internet connection, and enjoy your tour in a comfy setting.

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