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
Turkey.Home - Home of IZNIK HAGIA SOPHIA
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".