Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Istanbul, Turkey
May 02, 2019 |
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Hagia Sophia – Turkey

Built in 537 AD, Hagia Sophia is one of the oldest places of worship and was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly 1,000 years — until Seville Cathedral was built in 1520. It’s a great example of Byzantine architecture with its domes and mosaics.

Throughout the years the cathedral belonged to different faiths, being Byzantine Christian, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and an Ottoman Mosque. Nowadays, it’s a museum and receives around 3.3 million people every year.

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