The Hagia Sophia, located in Turkey’s capital of Istanbul, is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Situated on the banks of Bosporus, this monumental building was made in 360 CE and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times.
It is a feat of Byzantine art and architecture, as well as the product of centuries of religious and political turmoil in the region. The building was built as a basilica, but it was later converted into a mosque under the Ottoman empire.
Since 1934 up to the present, it now functions as a museum, attracting tourists from all over the world.Places nearby:
Topkapı Palace: Turkey's Transformed Museum 0 km / 0 mi
Grand Mosque: Landmark of Ottoman Architecture 91 km / 57 mi
Sea Garden: Burgas' Beautiful Public Park 259 km / 161 mi
Sarimsakli Plaj: The oldest beach in Turkey 275 km / 171 mi
Ankara Citadel: A View From The Top Of The World 349 km / 216 mi