Architecture :: Hagia Sophia Museum Istanbul, Turkey

The Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, Turkey is said to be an absolutely amazing structure of grandure with a wealth of history within it’s walls. The building served as a cathedral from 360-1453, a mosque from 1453-1941 when it was closed to the public until 1945 when it was secularized and became a museum. The dimensions and ornamental detail within the building are astonishing and especially given the date it was created. It’s massive dome is characteristic of Byzantine architecture and is said to have transformed the world of architecture as we know it today. What a wonderful place to visit, to study it’s amazing structure and ornamental design as well as to reflect on the world that has also been transformed throughout time, along side this building.

Do you love traveling to historical sites and what has been your most memorable?

-Lacey

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3 thoughts on “Architecture :: Hagia Sophia Museum Istanbul, Turkey

  1. This is so beautiful. My husband and I love travel and the most amazing place as far as architecture goes was Rome.

  2. This is amazing! I have never been outside of the State, but we just planned a family trip this Summer to Italy and I can’t wait.

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