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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Istanbul, Turkey

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Distance from city center: 0.9mi
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added on the 4th of October, 2010
One of the most beautiful architectural buildings, the Hagia Sophia, also known as Ayasofya, was originally built as a Christian (Byzantine) Church, but after the 16th century it has been converted into a mosque and nowadays serves as a museum to visitors from all over the world.

Though the exterior shows majestic styling, the Justinian design is more to be observed in the interior aspect of the mosque, which is grand and heavenly both to Muslim and Christian. Definitely a sight to visit!

Hippodrome of Constantinople, Binbirdirek Mh., 34122 Istanbul Province/Istanbul, Turkey

Entrance fee is 10YTL ($8.70), to visit the second floor there's an additional fee

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