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.
Quick Facts on the Hagia Sophia
- Other names
- Hagia Sophia
Church of Holy Wisdom
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
- Justinian I (483-565) (patron)
- Phone number
- Opening hours
- Tue-Sun 9am-4:30pm
- 10YTL to grounds and main floor; another 10YTL for gallery
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