Three Lives of Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: "Holy Wisdom"; Turkish: Ayasofya) was a Greek Orthodox church. Later an imperial mosque. And now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Hagia Sophia
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Room with a view, if your room was in Hagia Sophia. 

Room with a view, if your room was in Hagia Sophia. 

There are many important structures in Istanbul. But this one – commissioned by emperor Justinian, consecrated as a church in 537. Converted to a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453. And declared a museum by Atatürk in 1935. It surpasses the rest because of its architecture, history, religious importance and extraordinary beauty.