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 - west (118)
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Aya Sofya - Hagia Sophia (111)
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Aya Sofya - Hagia Sophia (112)
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Aya Sofya - Hagia Sophia (113)
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Baptistery - Hagia Sophia mm (322)
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Baptistery - Hagia Sophia mm (323)
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Baptistery - Hagia Sophia mm (324)
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Gallery - Hagia Sophia - east (206)
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Gallery - Hagia Sophia (2)
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Gallery - Hagia Sophia (3)
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Gallery - Hagia Sophia (4)
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Gallery - Hagia Sophia (5)
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Gallery - Hagia Sophia (7)
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Gallery - Hagia Sophia (8)
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Gallery - stairs - Hagia Sophia (1)
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Hagia Sophia mm (328)
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Imperial entrance - Hagia Sophia (156)
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Imperial entrance - Hagia Sophia (160)
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Karsten Duus