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Hagia Sophia

─░stanbul, Turkey
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Also known as the Aya Sofia, the Hagia Sophia is a stunning museum located in the heart of the Old Town of Istanbul. Originally built as a Greek Orthodox Church, the Hagia Sophia was converted to a Mosque. Built in 537 AD, this structural masterpiece highlights the skyline of Istanbul. It is now a museum that provides visitors with wondrous colours and details. With mosaics still well preserved on the walls, magnificent chandeliers, and a spectacular mihrab, there are many details to fill your eyes. Be sure to touch the famous "wishing column", a column that perspires moisture and is said to cure all illnesses. The Hagia Sophia sits across from the Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. In between the... Read More
Also known as the Aya Sofia, the Hagia Sophia is a stunning museum located in the heart of the Old Town of Istanbul. Originally built as a Greek Orthodox Church, the Hagia Sophia was converted to a Mosque. Built in 537 AD, this structural masterpiece highlights the skyline of Istanbul. It is now a museum that provides visitors with wondrous colours and details. With mosaics still well preserved on the walls, magnificent chandeliers, and a spectacular mihrab, there are many details to fill your eyes. Be sure to touch the famous "wishing column", a column that perspires moisture and is said to cure all illnesses. The Hagia Sophia sits across from the Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. In between the two mosques is a stunning fountain that serves as a meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Spend some time at the fountain watching the crowds of busy workers and locals go by.
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