Built in 537 AD, this is one of the most famous museums and monuments in the world in terms of art and architecture. It was a ... More
Built in 537 AD, this is one of the most famous museums and monuments in the world in terms of art and architecture. It was a church for 916 years and a mosque for 481 years, which was then converted into a museum in 1935. It is an epitome of Byzantian architecture. The massive dome, the large collection of holy relics, the illustrious urn, and the 49-foot silver iconostasis are some of the main attractions in this monument. Hagia Sophia is also believed to be the place which witnessed the beginning of Great Schism.
I loved this place. So full of history & culture. For me, it was amazing to see a building that was once a Christian church, then when the Ottoman's took over Istanbul an Islamic mosque & now a museum that shows the history of both religions. The Christian mosaics are not to be missed. Beautiful and elegant are words that come to mind. When I think back on my time in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia is the first image that comes to mind. To me, this building is just awe inspiring. As a quick side note, this building was built in the year 360. This museum is 1000 years older than the Sistine chapel in Rome and I was walking inside of it. Incredible!
I enjoyed watching Ayasofya from the outside , in the morning and late evening . It was a wonderful and fun experience .
It was well preserved and maintained . Visitors from all over the world made the surrounding more lively.
I do plan to come back again .
A beautiful monument, a wonder of architecture. The huge dome is suspended, no supporting columns seen. Isn't it a pity to obstruct the interior views with a "working floor to ceiling ladder"? When the tourist guide was asked how long this ladder is in the monument the reply was "I remember it since my grandfather's time! Quite a time for a restoration...Please remove it.
I simply fell in love with it.It has a magical power and it gives you an overwelming feeling.I will strongly recomend it to all history lovers to definately visit it.Ill take my kids to see this wonder .
we have visited st. sophia before a month and it was really enjoyable. we have read about it too much before our travel to istanbul but we have seen that it was nothing since we had it with a professional guide and he told us every corner and every detail mucher than we expected.
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