Aya İrini

sights / Religious

Aya İrini information

Istanbul , Turkey
1st Court, Topkapı Palace
+90 212 512 0480
Getting there
Tram: Sultanahmet
More information
adult/child under 6yr ₺20/free
Opening hours
9am-7pm Wed-Mon Apr–mid-Oct, to 5pm mid-Oct–Mar
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

Commissioned by Justinian in the 540s, this Byzantine church is almost exactly as old as its near neighbour, Aya Sofya. Used as an arsenal for centuries, it is now open to visitors but the entrance fee is exorbitant considering the fact that there are no exhibits inside.

The serenely beautiful interior and superb acoustics make this one of the most sought-after venues for the İstanbul International Music Festival. To attend a festival event here try your luck online at Biletix .