HomeRoutesPlaces of interest

This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Hagia Sophia

Sponsored links

Historical place


Source: John Singer Sargent

From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, the Hagia Sofia served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople [ except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire]. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum in Istanbul, Turkey on 1 February 1935.

More about this place of interest

Routes nearby

Related channels

Sponsored links

© 2006-2018 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com