Hagia Sophia, Constantinople, 532-37; architects were Anthemios of Tralles, Isidorus of Miletus; patrons were Justinian and Theodora.
The breathtaking interior of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum.
The Hagia Sophia is the most important surviving work of byzantine architecture in Byzantium. The present church was mainly erected between AD 532 and 537 during the reign of Justinian.
Front to back: Theodosian Basilica, Hagia Sophia as it was in 537 and after the dome collapse in 557