Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city! The action-packed day includes a comprehensive tour of the historical Sultanahmet DIA verdigris |ˈvəːdɪgriː, -griːs|  neighborhood where many of the city’s finest architectural legacies and landmarks are found. Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar.

The Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey, a place to visit. Istanbul a city of great atmosphere, super friendly Turkish people, and amazing and cheap food

Hagia Sophia - Istanbul. Not a cathedral, in fact a Mosque. But it used to a church, an early and important one, when the city was called Constaninople and was the seat of the Roman Empire.

Hagia Sophia - Was a Greek orthodox Christian Patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and how a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hagia Sophia ("The Holy Wisdom of God") - Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until the completion of the medieval Seville Cathedral in 1520. Designed by Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles.

The Hagia Sophia, whose name means “holy wisdom,” is a domed monument originally built as a cathedral in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the sixth century A.

Hagia Sophia – National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 – National Geographic

Hagia Sophia - National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - National Geographic

The interior of Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

Erich Lessing, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, picture from the series Colour by Erich Lessing, artist of category MASTERS at photo art editions LUMAS

Hagia Sophia was the largest and most admired cathedral in Christianity for almost a thousand years. The current building was originally constructed between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. It became a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of 1453, and the four minarets were added in the subsequent years. It was secularized in 1931 and became a museum in 1935.

AΓΙΑ ΣΟΦΙΑ: The South Vestibule, in the tympanum of the door leading into the narthex is the Mosaic of the Virgin and Child Enthroned, flanked by the Emperors Justinian I and Constantine the Great which dates from the late or early century.

This 1,400-year-old cathedral in Istanbul is an architectural wonder.

Hagia Sophia: Facts, History & Architecture

Sunlight coming in through the windows of the Hagia Sophia "seemed to dissolve the solidity of the walls and created an ambience of ineffable mystery," wrote one author.

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The interior architectural details, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. Unesco World Heritage Site, a part of the Historical Areas of Istanbul.

"The night view of Hagia Sophia" (Istanbul, Turkey) ~ by asikkk on Getty Images. | I really want to see this!

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Crescent Moon Over Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey – Photography by Ahmet Kizilhan

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey *Peace between millions of Muslims, Christians, Buddhists - we are being manipulated against one another slow wars by The United States of Israel *

Turkey Travel Inspiration - Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey *Peace between millions of Muslims, Christians, Buddhists - we are being manipulated against one another slow wars by The United States of Israel *

Hagia Sophia ...  we could see this from our hotel's breakfast room in Istanbul.  Gorgeous!

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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." // photo by erhan sasmaz

Unit Early Christian Architecture - Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have changed the history of architecture.

Hagia Sophia, Istambul, Turkey

Traveling - Monuments - Architecture - Interior Design -The breathtaking interior of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum.

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