Hagia Irene: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

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Hagia Irene: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

Skip the line Admission with your talented guide and have a visit of St. Irene in the garden of Topkapı Palace.

Duration: 1 Hour
Skip The Line:
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Not available.


  • Visit Hagia Irene, the beautiful former church.

Full Description

The Orthodox Church, St. Irene or Holy Peace has been built with the order of l. Constantine over the ruins of a Pagan Temple as the first church of Constantinople. It was the main church until St. Sophia has been built. Due to fires and earthquakes, the church has been renovated several times. After Mehmet, the second has conquested Constantinople the church stayed inside of the Topkapı Palace's walls and he did not destroy it. Only it has been closed for praying and used as arsenal and warehouse. During the last periods of the Ottoman Empire, it has been used as Military Museum. It has been renovated in 2014 and has been began to be used as a museum. But when it is realized that it has nice acoustic, the building became a host for classical music concerts.



  • Entrance Fees.
  • Professional Guidance in English.

Meeting point

The meeting point for this tour is the Carpet Museum entrance just outside of Topkapı Palace.
Our guide carries a flag with the logo of the Istanbul Tourist Pass.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour ticket does not allow you to enter the museums alone. You need to meet with our guide at the scheduled time.

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Customer Reviews

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Harry - January 28, 2019

Amazing tour.. learn a lot with the great guide.

Heidi - February 15, 2019

I think Istanbul as a musical album. And St Irene is Classical Songs inside of this album. Also it has been used as concert saloon as well.

Jonathan - January 23, 2019

A preciously Church which is not changed as mosque on conquest period.

Peggy - June 07, 2019

Is is surprising to see a church inside of Topkapı Palace. According to me Ottomans dominated huge geographies with the respect to other people s religion on their period.

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