Hagia Sophia

Front view of Hagia Sophia

Front view of Hagia Sophia

Situated in the heart of Istanbul, Hagia Sophia (meaning ‘Divine Wisdom’), was originally built as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral. It was later converted into a masjid (mosque) when the city was conquered by Sultan Mehmed II in 1453 CE. It remained a masjid until 1931 when it was turned into a museum.

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