Hagia Sophia

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Noun1.Hagia Sophia - a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
Constantinople, Istanbul, Stamboul, Stambul - the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Translations
Света София
Hagia Sophia
Aja Sofija
Hagia Szophia
Ægisif
Hagia Sofia
Hagia Sofia
สุเหร่าโซเฟีย
Aya Sofya
Софійський собор
ایاصوفیہ
Hagia Sophia
圣索菲亚大教堂
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While I finished the tour of Topkapi Palace and Aya Sofia maybe more than 200 people had started to make pictures of me.
Nearby Aya Sofia, a cavernous church-turned-mosque-turnedmuseum, has survived 37 earthquakes as well as many changes of religion and rulers.
Walk from here to Aya Sofia via the pretty Arasta Bazr with quaint boutique shops.