Hagia Sophia

Where is Hagia Sophia?

Hagia Sophia is opposite the Sultan Ahmet Mosque ( Blue Mosque ). Hagia Sophia is used firstly Byzantine Cathedral then Mosque and serves as a Museum today. The most glorious architectural heritage of Byzantine Empire is Ayasofya which has been refered to as the eighth wonder of the world and it is one of the most important surviving works Byzantine Period.
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History of Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia was built under the auspices of Emperor Justinian I, who, along with Emperor Constantine, made great contributions to Istanbul. Massivve in size and reputation, the basilica stood for centuries as one of the world's most signifianc buildings. Firstly it served as the Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. The mosaics of Hagia Sophia , which were uncovered after it became a museum, are the foremost examples of Byzantine art of the ninth to twelfth centuries. Similarly, Hagia Sophia also boasts fine examples of Ottoman tile and calligraphic arts.

How to Go Hagia Sophia?

How to go Hagia Sophia?
You can go Eminönü - Zeytinburnu Tram.
You get off Sultanahmet Station from Tram then you can reach to walk 1,2 minute to Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ).
You can reach from Eminönü or Beyazıt to walk.
İETT Public Buses - Which public buses to way Eminönü
İETT Public Buses - Which public buses to go Beyazıt

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    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    SULTANAHMET Tram Station - Eminönü - 0,31 km
    On Way Number
    T1 - ZEYTINBURNU - KABATAŞ

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Suburban Rail.
    The Nearest Suburban Rail Station
    CANKURTARAN Suburban Rail Station - Eminönü - 0,42 km
    On Way Number
    B1 - SİRKECİ - HALKALI

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    GÜLHANE Tram Station - Eminönü - 0,46 km
    On Way Number
    T1 - ZEYTINBURNU - KABATAŞ

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Akbıyık Bus Station - Fatih - 0,50 km
    On Way Number
    81 - YEŞILKÖY - EMINÖNÜ
    BN1 - HALKALI - EMINÖNÜ
    BN2 - KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE - EMINÖNÜ

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    ÇEMBERLİTAŞ Tram Station - Eminönü - 0,69 km
    On Way Number
    T1 - ZEYTINBURNU - KABATAŞ

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Çatladıkapı Bus Station - Fatih - 0,77 km
    On Way Number
    81 - YEŞILKÖY - EMINÖNÜ
    1453 - MINIATÜRK - PANORAMA 1453 - MINIATÜRK
    BN1 - HALKALI - EMINÖNÜ
    BN2 - KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE - EMINÖNÜ

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Suburban Rail.
    The Nearest Suburban Rail Station
    SİRKECİ Suburban Rail Station - Eminönü - 0,80 km
    On Way Number
    B1 - SİRKECİ - HALKALI

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Marmaray.
    The Nearest Marmaray(Metro) Station
    MARMARAY SİRKECİ İSTASYONU - Fatih - 0,87 km
    On Way Number
    M5 - KAZLIÇEŞME - SÖĞÜTLÜÇEŞME

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Sultanahmet Bus Station - Fatih - 0,87 km
    On Way Number
    1453 - MINIATÜRK - PANORAMA 1453 - MINIATÜRK
    TB1 - SULTANAHMET - DOLMABAHÇE - SULTANAHMET
    TB2 - SULTANAHMET - ÇAMLICA - SULTANAHMET

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Car Ferry.
    The Nearest Car Ferry Station
    SİRKECİ Car Ferry Station - Fatih - 0,98 km
    On Way Number
    V4 - BAKIRKÖY - BOSTANCI
    V5 - SİRKECİ - HAREM

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Suburban Rail.
    The Nearest Suburban Rail Station
    KUMKAPI Suburban Rail Station - Eminönü - 1,45 km
    On Way Number
    B1 - SİRKECİ - HALKALI

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Funicular.
    The Nearest Funicular Station
    KARAKÖY Funicular Station - Beyoğlu - 1,62 km
    On Way Number
    F2 - KARAKÖY - BEYOĞLU
    T1 - ZEYTINBURNU - KABATAŞ

    You can go to Hagia Sophia by Fast Ferry.
    The Nearest Fast Ferry Station
    YENİKAPI Fast Ferry Station - Adalar - 1,87 km
    On Way Number

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