Hagia Sophia - Estambul. Entre los monumentos del reinado de JUSTINIANO que han sobrevivido en Constantinopla, el principal es la iglesia de Santa Sofia, el templo de la sagrada sabiduría, la obra arquitectónica por excelencia de la época (532-537 d.C.)

Hagia Sophia - Estambul. Entre los monumentos del reinado de JUSTINIANO que han sobrevivido en Constantinopla, el principal es la iglesia de Santa Sofia, el templo de la sagrada sabiduría, la obra arquitectónica por excelencia de la época (532-537 d.C.)

Istanbul, Turkey:  The Aya Sophia was built at the direction of Emperor Justine in the 6th century and has served as both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church -- and for nearly 1000 years the largest in the world, until St Peter’s basilica was built. In 1453 the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople and renamed it Istanbul and at this point Süleyman the Magnificent transformed the then church into a mosque, added the minarets and changed the name to Aya Sofia.  by MichaelLevy

Istanbul, Turkey: The Aya Sophia was built at the direction of Emperor Justine in the 6th century and has served as both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church -- and for nearly 1000 years the largest in the world, until St Peter’s basilica was built. In 1453 the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople and renamed it Istanbul and at this point Süleyman the Magnificent transformed the then church into a mosque, added the minarets and changed the name to Aya Sofia. by MichaelLevy

Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul,Turkey _ Nusretiye Mosque rises in front of the Golden Horn and Istanbul’s most famous pair of mosques, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia……..photo by  Anthon Jackson

Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul,Turkey _ Nusretiye Mosque rises in front of the Golden Horn and Istanbul’s most famous pair of mosques, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia……..photo by Anthon Jackson

Erich Lessing, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 1978 / 2012 © www.lumas.com/ #Lumas - Like a painter, Lessing's attention was drawn to historical sites and structures such as the Roman Forum or the Hagia Sophia, and he used light, colour, and texture to convey the history of these remarkable places.

Erich Lessing, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 1978 / 2012 © www.lumas.com/ #Lumas - Like a painter, Lessing's attention was drawn to historical sites and structures such as the Roman Forum or the Hagia Sophia, and he used light, colour, and texture to convey the history of these remarkable places.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey *Peace between millions of Muslims, Christians, Buddhists - we are being manipulated against one another slow wars by The United States of Israel *

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey *Peace between millions of Muslims, Christians, Buddhists - we are being manipulated against one another slow wars by The United States of Israel *

The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey

The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahçe Palace, İstanbul

Dolmabahçe Palace, İstanbul

One of the most beautiful cities I have been to. I have been there 8 times in the last few years and I see no reason why I would not continue to visit the city in the future.

One of the most beautiful cities I have been to. I have been there 8 times in the last few years and I see no reason why I would not continue to visit the city in the future.

Istanbul, Emınonu - Rustem Pascha Mosque (Front) & Suleymaniye Mosque (Back).

Istanbul, Emınonu - Rustem Pascha Mosque (Front) & Suleymaniye Mosque (Back).

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Istanbul, Turkey

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