Hagia Sophia

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The Telegraph
november 20 2012.
Right across from the cistern is the greatest single building in a city full of wonders, the Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya (£8.70, closed Mondays). It was a church, then a mosque and is now a museum.
T S
january 19 2017.
One of the most oldest churches since 500 AD. with a lot of details & great mixture between both Christian and Islamic cultures.
Hännelore Chavier
october 7 2016.
1500 years of history - Originally a Greek Orthodox Cathedral, converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral for a period, later an Ottoman mosque, & now a secularized museum.????????????????????????⛪️????????
Ozan Vural
may 31 2017.
On the second floor, walk directly and turn left as the directions. In the left, you will see a small marble with runes on it. From the year 900's and it says "Halfdan was here", a Viking rune.
Burcu Yatmazoglu
september 6 2018.
One of the oldest surviving churches on the planet, which later became a mosque. Now a museum and has been home to various cultures and religions. It is unique among all the world’s grandest temples.
Carl Griffin
january 1 2016.
Originally a 6th century Byzantine church and HQ of the Eastern Orthodox christian church. Was converted to a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453 & then to a museum by Ataturk in 1935.
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