Hagia Sophia: Iconic Structure Where Christianity Meets Islam

Hagia Sophia: Iconic Structure Where Christianity Meets Islam

Hagia Sophia was once a Catholic church, converted into a mosque, and now a museum that contains both Christian and Islamic features and influences.

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Christianity and Islam are two of the world’s greatest and oldest religions which play significant roles in the history of mankind. The two influential religions have long been struggling to co-exist but there’s a place in Istanbul where Christianity meets Islam.

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Hagia Sophia was originally built as a cathedral during the Byzantine rule but it was converted into a mosque when Constantinople (former name of Istanbul) fell into the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Today, this iconic structure serves as a museum that has both Christian and Islamic features and influences.

Take a closer look at its artistically majestic interior.

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41.008579, 28.980162,Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Meydanı, Sultanahmet Fatih, Turkey

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Charmaine Acha
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