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Aya Sofya (Haghia Sophia) Museum

The ancient Byzantine church, called Haghia Sophia, built by Justinian I between 532-537 AD after the Nika Riot, was later converted to a mosque with the addition of minarets in mid-15th century. The remarkable structure with its 56m high immense dome is a museum today in which you can see both Christian and Islamic art. There are good examples of the Byzantine
mosaics as well. For about 1000 years this was the largest church in the world, and glory of the Byzantine Empire.

 

 

Website: www.hagiasophia.com
Distance from Idylle Hotel: 5-10 minutes by walking
Hagia Sophia is open in between: April 15th – October 25th 09:00 to 18:00 every day except Mondays
October 25th – April 15th 09:00 to 16:00 every day except Mondays
Entrance Fee: 60 TL