Imagine a building standing for 1500 years, being one of the most sacred temples for two of the world's largest religions. The headquarter of Orthodox Christendom and the first mosque in Istanbul - the Hagia Sophia.
Constructed in only 5 years, its dome remained the largest dome in the world with 55.60 height and 31.87 diameters for 800 years. This great monument served as the coronation palace for the Roman Byzantine Emperors and was later designated as where the Sultan met his people. This monument is the famous Hagia Sophia of Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia is one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It has also been called “the eighth wonder of the world”The natural grain and color of the stones used is still very sharp and vibrant. Decorative elements such as the frescos and mosaics continue to captivate with their clarity and preservation. Situated as a pinnacle in the middle of Istanbul has been part of the cultural fabric of the city in both ancient and modern times, now an important spot for tourism in Istanbul
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