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
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ISTANBUL, Feb 6 (Reuters) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid a symbolic visit to Istanbul's former cathedral Agia Sophia on Wednesday on a trip aimed at improving ties with Turkey, long strained by disputes over territory, energy exploration and Cyprus.
From the mesmerising Blue Mosque to the mind-blowing Agia Sophia, from the atmospheric Roman cistern to the soaring Suleymaniye Mosque, boat trips on the Bosphorous, fish suppers under the Galata Bridge, inhaling the heady air of the Spice Market - this is a city of superlatives.