Istanbul, Turkey – Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Another must see attraction in Istanbul, and one that I consider to be a slightly more stunning visit than the Blue Mosque, is the Hagia Sophia. Throughout its history, this impressive structure was a Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, a mosque, and is now a museum. Constructed between 532 and 537, it is considered the height of Byzantine architecture.

Outside

Outside

Outside

Outside

Outside

Inside

Inside

Inside

Chandelier

Chandelier

Ceilings

Ceiling

Ceiling

Ceiling

Windows

Windows

Window

From the Second Level

Second Level

Second Level

Mosaics

Mosaics

Mosaics

Mosaics

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