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Hagia Sophia


27th December 537: Hagia Sophia basilica inaugurated


Best of Istanbul Tour with Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Basilica Cistern


Istanbul In A Day with Bosphorus Cruise, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Basilica Cistern


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Byzantine Tiny Church inspired by Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in 537 AD at the beginning of the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome. It was the world's largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture".
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  • Timeline of Hagia Sophia 

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  • Works modeled on the Hagia Sophia