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Hagia Sophia Church

Aditi Chaudhary
Day 6- 22nd May 2018 – we started our day with the visit to Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya, the architectural grandeur in Istanbul! It was first a church, then a mosque and now a museum. It’s an example of how diversity can co-exist all under the same roof! It was built in the 6th Century and stands tall and strong till date. Some parts of it are under restoration but majority is accessible. Audio guide to the different sections and mosaics can be rented for 30 TL. The entrance was included in the Museum pass. One can spend a good 2 hours or may be more at this architectural wonder housing incredible frescoes and pillars. Preferably go early in the morning as it gets very crowded later.
Rohan Sood
One of the world’s greatest architectural achievements, Hagia Sophia was first built as a church and was later converted to a mosque following Sultan Mehmet’s conquest. Finally, in 1935 it was converted in to the mosque that it is today. Standing under it world famous 43-meter-wide dome, 65 meters above your head defies belief and physics! Glittered with intricate carvings and gold mosaics, this destination is perfect for history and art buffs. Once you get done checking out the museum, make sure you spend time at the gardens located right outside.
Rohan Sood
One of the world’s greatest architectural achievements, Hagia Sophia was first built as a church and was later converted to a mosque following Sultan Mehmet’s conquest. Finally, in 1935 it was converted in to the museum that it is today. Standing under its world famous 43-meter-wide dome, 65 meters above your head defies belief and physics! Glittered with intricate carvings and gold mosaics, this destination is perfect for history and art buffs. Once you get done checking out the museum, make sure you spend time at the gardens located right outside.
Tripoto
Holidays in Turkey are incomplete without a visit to the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) in Istanbul. This museum, which was formerly a church and a mosque, is extraordinarily beautiful and is of immense religious value in the country. The dome with its gold mosaics is absolutely breathtaking.