The eighth wonder of the world ! which means “the holly wisdom” named by the Roman emperors. It was built by the Roman emperor Justinian the I. between the years 532-537 A.D as catedhral. It is the most well preserved Roman construction that still standing, in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia was construsted by including the late Roman architecture and the best architects designed it according to basilica plan. After the emperor completed Hagia Sophia he entered with the words; “Soloman, i have surpassed you!”. He achieved the build the biggest construction on earth in that age.
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After the conquest in 1453, Hagia Sophia was turned into mosque by the Ottoman sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. Ottomans added some islamic elements in Hagia Sophia such as minaretes, minber, mihrap? ottomans covered the mosaics and added calligraphies instead. When you enter the museum you admire it by looking at the dome (55.60 m./182 ft high.-diameter 31.20 m/102 ft) also the Roman mosaics,paintings and frescoes can be seen.
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Hagia Sophia was used as a church for 916 years and as a mosque for 481 years. In 1934, by the order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, it was made a museum and has since been open to visitors. Book your tour guide for Hagia Sophia visit and explore all hidden sites and learn all history by experienced tour guide.