Hagia Sophia: 25 euro ticket for non-Muslims from today

Tourists will pay 25 euros to visit Hagia Sophia.

Non-Muslims to Hagia Sophia will be charged an entrance fee, in a major policy change after the building was converted from a museum to a mosque by the Turkish government.

The minister said foreign visitors would start to pay a fee to enter the mosque starting Jan. 15, 2024., reports the Turkish resource NTV.

In the temple, which the authorities have turned into a functioning mosque for several years, the authorities have organised routes by which tourists will not interfere with the religious practices of Muslims.

Tourists will enter Sofia through the southern entrance and enter the gallery through a tunnel.

"With the system implemented with the QR code application in Hagia Sophia Cathedral, visitors will be able to receive information in 23 languages without disturbing the worshipers through the headphones of their mobile phones or disposable headphones to be provided," the report said.