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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

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

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.)

Sunset over historical peninsula in Istanbul, Turkey

Sunset over historical peninsula in Istanbul, Turkey

Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey

İstanbul -Türkiye

İstanbul -Türkiye

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