Hagia Sophia is most visited place in Istanbul. More or less three millions tourist visit this place every year.
There are two hagia sophia building in Istanbul .That’s why we locals called Small and Big Hagia sophia for these two building . This Article we want to share infomation about big one.
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There were two former church in Same place before this Building. First Church was constructed by Constantine the great in the Fourth century. First church was destroyed by rebellion. And Then Second Church was constructed by order of Roman Emperor Theodosius. Second Church was destroyed by Nika Revolt. Today Hagia sophia was constructed by Justinian the great . It was church for 9 hundreds years. After Ottoman conquered Constinople. Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. In 1934 , it was converted into Museum.
Hagia sophia was constructed in only 5 years by order of Justinian the great in 6th century. According books, ten thousand construction workers and one hundreds Masters were used for its construction. Archictures of Hagia Sophia were Anthemius (Mathematician)and Isodorus (physicist). Hagia Sophia was first building which dome and rectangular planed were used together in one building. For construction of Hagia sophia, Lightest sands from Rodos Island and Columns of Former Paganism Temples were used as a recycle objects.
Hagia Sophia entrance fee is free of charge
Hagia Sophia is open every day
Off Season ( from November to April ) 9 am to 5 pm . entrance closed one hours before closing time .
High Season (from April to November) 9 am to 7 pm , entrance closed one hours before closing time
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