"the entrance of Agia Sofia" Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya Tip by Aggeliki

  in front of the entrance
by Aggeliki

Agia Sofia became a mosque and all images and Christian symbols were removed. It is a museum now. Christian images survive side by side with those of Islam. Inside there are some huge roundels, some 30feet in diameter were added in the mid 19th century. Calligraphy is raised to an art form in Islam and these were the work of a master. The words are the names of God and can be seen repeated many time in the mosques of Turkey.

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

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2003
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