Ayasofya 360 Aerial Hagia Sophia : Hagia Sophia or officially known as Ayasofya-i Kebîr Câmi-i Şerîfi, formerly known as Hagia Sophia Museum, is a mosque, old basilica, cathedral in Istanbul. It is a basilica planned patriarchal cathedral built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in the old city center of Istanbul between 532-537, and was converted into a mosque by Fatih Sultan Mehmed after the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans in 1453. It was converted into a museum with the Decree of the Council of Ministers published in 1934, excavation and renovation works were started and it served as a museum between 1935-2020. In 2020, with the cancellation of the museum status, it gained the status of a mosque again.

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Ayasofya (Turkish)
  • Sancta Sophia (Latin)
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