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Sultan Mehmed II ordered the building to be converted into a mosque. The bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels were removed, and many of the mosaics were eventually plastered over.
For almost 500 years the principal mosque of Istanbul, Hagia Sophia served as a model for many of the Ottoman mosques.

You can watch my 2 min 20 sec HQ Video Istanbul Hagia Sophia part IV Islamic out of my Youtube channel with Surah Rahman - Quran recitation by Syed Sadaqat Ali.

Address: Ayasofya Meydani, Sultanahmet
Directions: You may watch my high resolution photo of Istanbul on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 0' 26.23" N 28° 58' 40.59" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Hagia Sophia 2.
Phone: +90 212 522 1750
Website: http://www.ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/

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  • Written May 7, 2009
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