Hagia Sophia means "Holy Wisdom". The great Hagia Sophia was built on the remains of another church in 537, converted into a mosque in 1453 and it is a museum since 1931. With its massive dome, it was the largest church in the world for nearly a thousand years, till 1520.
The Hagia Sophia is an enormous architectural marvel in Istanbul, Turkey, that was originally built as a Christian basilica nearly 1,500 years ago. Much like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Parthenon in Athens, the Hagia Sophia is a long-enduring symbol of the cosmopolitan city. However, as notable…
The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been…
Great Palace Mosaic Museum, what to write more if you are not any interested in any mosaic!
The Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) Church was built about 14 centuries ago and is one of the oldest churches in Greece still standing today. 3 min walk
This place is a a great example of multiculturality of İstanbul.It used to belong Byzantian Empire and then Ottoman Empire.
Hagia Sophia is one of the most important historical place in Istanbul. It is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in AD 537 in the Middle Ages, it is famous for its massive dome. It…
Ten minutes walk from us, the world famous Hagia Sofia Museum is a must visit. Get there early to avoid the crowds.
Built in 537. It's is a former church, later an imperial mosque and now a museum. Open 09:00 - 16:00 in winter and closing at 18:00 in summer. Cost: 30 Turkish lira
Hagia Sophia (/ˈhɑːɡiə soʊˈfiːə/; from the Greek 'Αγία Σοφία, pronounced [haˈʝia soˈfia], "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in…
Hagia Sophia requires no word for its glamourous structure and long history that goes back in time till the 6th century AD. As appreciated by every leader that reigned Constantinople, Hagia Sophia survived the political turmoils and wars with the least damage. Formerly, a Greek Orthodox Cathedral,…
The museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.
The Great Palace Mosaic Museum, is located close to Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey, at Arasta Bazaar.
The center of the Old City of Istanbul.It is still very important with it is beautiful architecture.
“Topkapi Palace is located on a beautiful edge of Fatih area next to Bosphorus Strait. It was built in the 15th century to replace the old palace and became the new headquarters for the Ottoman Imperial family and leaders. In 1985, the palace has been declared as one of the world heritage sites by UNESCO and today it is open as a museum for visitors. Although the palace has hundreds of rooms, many of them are not open to public but you can still see the most important areas such as the Harem, treasury room and more including the collections from the history of the Empire.”
“Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii), also known as the Blue Mosque, is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. It remains a functioning mosque, while also attracting large numbers of tourist visitors. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, another popular tourist site.”
“The Basilica Cistern, or Cisterna Basilica (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarnıcı – "Subterranean Cistern"), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located 150 metres (490 ft) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. Today it is kept with little water, for public access inside the space.”
“The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’; also Büyük Çarşı, meaning ‘Grand Market’) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m2, attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The Grand Bazaar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world.”