Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey Building, Architect

Hagia Sophia, Turkish Building, Architect, Church, Mosque, Date, Design, Location

Hagia Sophia Istanbul : Architecture Information

Historic Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, Eastern Europe – design by Isidore of Miletus & Anthemius of Tralles

Hagia Sophia

Address: Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Date built: 532-37

Architects: Isidore of Miletus & Anthemius of Tralles

Former patriarchal basilica

Converted into a museum by the Republic of Turkey in 1935

Byzantine architecture for the Eastern Orthodox Church

Largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral in 1520

The Hagia Sophia building was converted into a mosque in 1453 when Constantinople (now Istanbul) was conquered by the Ottoman Turks, with the four minarets being the highest profile addition

This iconic Istanbul building is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time..

The mystical city Istanbul hosted many civilizations since centuries, of which Byzantium and Ottoman Empires were both the most famous ones. The city today carries the characteristics of these two different cultures and surely this structure is a perfect synthesis where one can observe both Ottoman and Byzantium effects under one great dome. source: www.hagiasophia.com


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