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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Other historical landmarks visited included Hagia Sophia; Topkapi Palace and the Theodosius Cistern.
Hagia Sophia truly is one of the world's most-remarkable buildings and it's at this point that we must have a whistle-stop tour of Istanbul's story to understand the city and its significance.
Built in 532AD in ancient Constantinople - today Istanbul in Turkey - the Hagia Sophia is the crowning masterpiece of Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian the Great.
1 / 2 Sultanahmet is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to both the Hagia Sophia and The Blue Mosque, above.
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Istanbul's Hagia Sophia should be re-titled as a mosque instead of a museum after Sunday's elections, but did not say whether the status of the landmark site would be changed.
ANKARA: Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum will be converted back into a mosque, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.Ayasofya (Haghia Sophia) will no longer be called a museum.
Hagia Sophia may function as a mosque-museum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said,Trendreports with reference to the Turkish media.
For example, in one room models of Hagia Sophia and the Colosseum are placed side by side.
On this occasion, Sofia Municipality will celebrate the solemn sanctuary and raise the flag of the city in front of the Hagia Sophia in 11.30 and continue with concerts in the square against the Halite.
Mosques like the Hagia Sophia began life as churches, as the name suggests, which were converted by the Ottomans by adding a mimbar and some Quranic calligraphy.
Their topics include on the threshold: </Paul the Silentiary's> ekphrasis of Hagia Sophia, from taboo to icon: the entrance to and the exit from the church in the first three Greek liturgical commentaries (about 500-730 CE), the paradise of Saint Peter's, the door to the sanctuary from Paulinus of Nola to Gregory of Tours: enduring characteristics and evolutions from the Theodosian to the Merovingian periods, and filters of light: Greek temple doors as portals of epiphany.
At the top of Istanbul's must-sees are two immense domed buildings, both breathtaking - the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.