One of the Brightest Jewels in the Crown – Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, has such a rich history and wealth that even after serving as the capital for the Roman, Eastern Roman and the Ottoman Empires, and surviving through major earthquakes, fires, wars and being sacked and pillaged, there are still new discoveries being unearthed today. Recently, during excavations for an underground tunnel, a Neolithic settlement dating back to the 7th millenium BC was exposed.

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In this city that is the culmination of layer upon layer of history, Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia) is the most comprehensible monument to visualize this procession. I think I will let me photos do the talking at this point

Those who are interested in getting a 360 degree look at the interior of the museum can do so at this link.
http://www.ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/en/
Aya Sofya Muzesi
Aya Sofya Meydani
Sultanahmet – Fatih
Istanbul/ TURKEY
Tel: +90 212 522 1750
+90 212 522 0989

Open everyday except Monday
9.00am – 7.00pm (summer)
9.00am – 5.00pm (winter)

aya sofya metro-tram-map-istanbul-sultanahmet
Transportation: you can take the T1 tram between Kabatas and Zeytinburnu and get off at the Sultanahmet stop

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