Aya Sofia / Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

First Church, then Mosque now Museum

Location: Istanbul. Finished in 537 under the rule of Emperor Justinian. Biggest church in christianity untill 1453 when it was converted into a mosque under the Ottoman rule. In 1934 Atatürk made the building a museum.

Aya Sofya - Hagia Sophia - interior - north
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Aya Sofya - Hagia Sophia - interior - north

Karsten Duus