Monday, August 27, 2007

St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia) and Baslica Cistern of Istanbul

The most important 2 landmarks of Istanbul are St. Sophia and Yerebatan (Baslica) Cisterns. They were both built by the Byzantines and two of the few historic sites in the world that has been preserved in perfect condition until now. They are both located at the “old city” and the distance between them is only a few minutes.

Once a church, then became a Mosque and now it is a Museum. The Hagia Sophia is over 1600 years old and it is still one of the most incredible and significant buildings in the world. It has a 31.24 meters diameter dome with no apparent supports to it. Hagia Sophia, right now is arguably considered to be the 4th biggest cathedral in the world but the reality still holds true that it had been built 1,000 years before any of View the rest of this article

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