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Hagia Sophia open hours

In Rick's guidebook on Istanbul he writes that Hagia Sophia is open all day except for during prayer times. However, I find no other information source that says the same. Please advise, as I would definitely make an odd-hour visit rather than brave the crowds of midday.

If Hagia Sophia is open for regular hours, please advise about the best time to avoid crowds.

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Hagia Sophia is open 24/7, but closed 08:30am to 10:00am for cleaning.
Fridays after 12:00 noon to 14:00 although you can go in but cant explore all parts so I suggest not to go between these times

And definetly make sure to visit Hagia Sophia with a tour guide 😉