Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey

Once a mosque and now a museum, the Hagia Sophia was originally a Byzantine cathedral, built in 537. It is universally acknowledged as one of the great buildings of the world.

Hagia Sophia
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Facts & Stats

Id
249504
Best Known As
Hagia Sophia
Full Name
Hagia Sophia
Also Known As
Aya Sofya
Ayasofya
Church of Holy Wisdom
St. Sophia
Coordinates
41.008548° N, 28.979938° E  (map)
Height
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Contact Info

Address
Aya Sofya Square
Phone
0212/522-1750

Timeline

January 15, 532
Nika Riots in Constantinople Hagia Sophia
December 24, 537
Hagia Sophia Completed Hagia Sophia
May 7, 558
Dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses Hagia Sophia
1204
Untitled Event Hagia Sophia

Further Resources

  1. McDonagh, Bernard. Blue Guide Turkey, pp. 65-71.
  2. Met Special Topics: Hagia Sophia. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.
  3. The Byzantine Monuments: Hagia Sophia. Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate.
  4. Istanbul: Buildings: Hagia Sophia. Grove Art Online.