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Hagia Sophia Pictures & Description

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Hagia Sophia (; from the Ἁγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; or Sancta Sapientia;) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between (...)*

- "Haghia Sophia is considered one of the finest architectural works in the world. Although it was occasionally damaged and repaired, its essence remains untouched especially since 1453." by Turkish Airlines (likes: 46)
- "Featured in Ubisoft's video game Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Built in 562AD, the building is considered the pinnacle of Byzantine design and is said to have changed the face of architecture." by Ubisoft (likes: 28)
- "The place in "must see" list of İstanbul." by Alisher (likes: 20)
- "The inside is even more intresting that the outside. Especially the mirrored marble on the walls." by Pascal (likes: 16)
- "A former basilica, a mosque, and currently museum, this is another Istanbul wonder that must not be missed. Don’t miss the seraphim mosaics and the mosaics south of the upper gallery. Admission: YTL20" by Otel.com (likes: 10)

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