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Aya Sofya Interior

Istanbul’s Aya Sofya (also known as Hagia Sophia) was an Orthodox patriarchal basilica, that would later become a mosque, and is now a museum. Its complex history as one of the world’s greatest cathedrals, and then later as a mosque makes it a fascinating place to visit.

Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey

Main Dome, Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey

Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey

Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey

Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey

Deësis mosaic, Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey

Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey

Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey

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