The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque

The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque

Ayasofya-i Kebîr Câmi-i Şerîfi


Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 AD, and until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted by the Fourth Crusaders to a Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire.

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