"The Pulpit of Constantinople" Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya Tip by mrclay2000

  Saint Sophia, the Church of Holy Wisdom
by mrclay2000

Saint Sophia, or in Turkish Ayasofya, is one of the most colossal and important churches on the globe. This is the third structure to occupy this site, dating from the reign of Justinian (563 AD). For 900 years it was the largest church in the world, before the conquering Turks converted it into a mosque. The minarets were added after the Conquest (1453 AD).

Address: Ayasofya Meydani, Sultanahmet
Directions: Sultanahmet, First Hill
Phone: +90 212 522 1750
Website: http://www.ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2003
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