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Ayasofya | Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya)

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Why locals love it

The capital of the Eastern Roman Empire was considered as “the origin of all roads” and even as “the center of the Earth”.
The emperor, who came to see the finished artifact, walked towards the altar, raised his hands, thanked to god and said, “Solomon, I have outdone thee!”

Why you should visit it

Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world...

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the art of the christians that hangs off its walls is uncontested and undeniably amazing. how it has lasted centuries after centruies without fading away is what beats me the most
October 11, 2018
Mamma Mia!!! Never seen that much beautiful historical place. Expensive but museum pass (card) will be good. It is also in old Istanbul with other touristic monuments. Be careful with crowd go early don’t waste ur time in line
October 5, 2018
Try to avoid it on weekends since it tends to be very crowded
April 4, 2018
impressive structure
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November 3, 2017

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