"Upper Gallery" Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya Tip by Willettsworld

A long ramp from the northern part of the outer narthex leads up to the upper gallery. The upper gallery is laid out in a horseshoe shape that encloses the nave until the apse. Several mosaics are preserved in the upper gallery, an area traditionally reserved for the empress and her court. The best-preserved mosaics are located in the southern part of the gallery.

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