Hagia Sophia Mosque and Museum is one of the most important historical and tourist places in Istanbul
Which is located on the European side of the city in the ancient Sultanahmet area at the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait
The museum was built near the Blue Mosque and the famous historic Topkapi Palace after the conquest of Istanbul on May 29, 1453
The city was formerly called Constantinople until Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror opened it after a long siege and changed its name to Islampol, where he entered the church and prayed two units of prayer there and turned it into a mosque.
Hagia Sophia was a symbol of the Byzantine Christian Church, although it burned down many times throughout history
It was also a mosque for a long period of about 481 years before it was turned into a museum in 1934, visited by millions from all countries of the world every year.
The Hagia Sophia Museum contains Islamic decorations, Christian symbols and ancient Byzantine mosaic paintings
The museum is built on four pillars
Huge, each with a height of 24.3 meters, a large dome, and four minarets in the Ottoman style were added to it