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.
From the moment you walk up the stone passageway into the levels of the church you feel like you are back in the times of the sultans. It has changed so much over time, from the biggest church in Christiandom to a Mosque to marvelous Museum!! This will not let you down and is the MUST SEE in Istanbul!!
This place is a magnifient combination of the Islam and Christianity.I last visited it last year with my students and we especially liked its wonderful appearance. In addition to that its place in history is really worth praising.
where history, religion, peace meet...
asia and europe come together...
As being an architect, this place is really unique, mystic, exciting...
You need to visit this place to feel it, it is really hard to describe it...
To start off with, we have travelled arournd the world however we continue to go back to this wonderful city of Istanbul. The history, Turkish People, Food, Historical Sites, and of course Hagia Sofia keeps calling us back.
I loved this mosque and I think the history behind this peice of art should be put in consideration.
It definitely reflects the arcitecture and art of the ancient world, the nations of that period.
I loved it, every wall, every door, every manart and every dome tells its own story and sends your mind back to years and year of ancient cvilisations.
Very beautiful and special.
I think there is no other place like Istambul to enjoy the mixture of cultures and of power. Inside Haya Sophia you will find an old mosque that is now a museum. It's like 10lira to enter the place. Worth the time and money.
This is a great place to site see in Istanbul. It's where Religions meet! It's also cheap and worth it! Great Historical place! The outside atmosphere is just as great as the inside of Hagia Sohpia itself. Great people and great food outside. Lots of History inside. A must see!
This was a great experience! It was a beautiful place to visit, and it would be interesting for students, families, people of all religions, history buffs, etc. You will thoroughly enjoy the Aya Sophia!
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Initiated in September 2001, this center is located in one of the liveliest areas of the city. It facilitates meetings
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