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Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum

Location : 41.016433,28.979187
12 km

Hagia Sophia is a classic basilica-style patriarchate cathedral. It was built in the centre of Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula upon the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. between 532-537 B.C. The sacking of Istanbul by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II the Conqueror in 1453 saw the conversion of the cathedral into a mosque. Today it functions as a secular museum. Over the years, drawing attention with its stunning architecture and mosaics, this spectacular site is a must-see for any visitor. The museum is open daily between 09.00-18.00, except on Mondays.