Proof of Conformity of Islam and Christianity in Hagia Sophia Turkey
Travel Directory – Apparently to be able to enter the Hagia Sophia we had to have a fairly long line to enter, approximately 100 meters. But to witness the beauty of Hagia Sophia or also known as Aya Sofya, we sincerely stand in line. In the end, armed with a ticket with a price of approximately 20’s of lira, we immediately entered the monumental building in Turkey.
In the courtyard of the Hagia Sophia there is a Sadirvan, which is a place to take ablution which is not being used anymore. The entry way is decorated with some of the heritage of the crumbling prefab buildings.
The meaning of the name Hagia Sophia
Before entering, we will tell you about Hagia sophia, this building is one of the historical buildings in Turkey that holds a million narratives. The remaining building of the prayer room in Istanbul, Turkey was formerly a church. created by Constantius, son of Constantine the Great.
No wonder Hagia Sophia has a beautiful Byzantine architectural style. Hagia Sophia comes from Greek which means Holy Wisdom.
Hagia Sophia is back to being a mosque
It was only after the city of Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in 1453 that the Hagia Sophia was converted into a prayer room. Friends Tour to Turkey When Constantinople was defeated by Sultan Mehmed II and entered the city,
Mehmed II got off his horse and bowed to Allah, then to the Hagia Sophia Church and ordered to replace it with a prayer room known as Aya Sofia. Friday is converted directly into a prayer room for Friday prayers.
And for now it is used as a museum, more or less in the 1990s, the Turkish government made the Hagia Sophia a museum that can be entered by several tourists.
Even though it is a museum for the public, some of the remnants of the heritage of the church and prayer room are still neatly protected there. It’s not strange because the architectural beauty of the Haga Sophia became the location for the shooting of ’99 Rays in the Sky of Europe’ which was sold well by people.
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The peculiarity of this building, although it has been converted into a prayer room, there is no significant change in the architecture or interior of the Hagia Sophia. The transition is only in the form of additional Islamic calligraphy and a balcony for the imam to pray.
Just before entering we could see from afar one big dome and eight smaller domes, the architecture stands out and is arranged in such a way that it looks so special.
Interior of Hagia Sophia
In the Hagia Sophia building, to be precise on the ground floor, Turks will be amazed by the beauty of some of the pillars supporting the Hagia Sophia which are so strong even though they have been standing since 15 eras ago.
Not only strong, the carvings on the pillars are also amazingly detailed for the size of a really old monumental building. It is said that during the Byzantine period,
The emperor had priests who arrived from Persia and they were shocked, amazed, and amazed to see Hagia Sophia until she said “We don’t understand again whether we are still on earth or in heaven”.
The dome has an unusual combination of Allah and Muhammad, but in the center is an image of Jesus. In front there is a balcony that is used as a place for the imam to lead prayers when the Hagia Sophia is used as a mosque.
Besides that, if you look at the roof of the dark yellow building, there is a painting of the Virgin Mary. While the walls are decorated with beautiful calligraphy. and the center of the room is decorated with several lights, making the Hagia Sophia feel special and romantic.
Friends Tour to Turkey Natural light from the high ceilings illuminates the interior of the Hagia Sophia in such a way that we can feel back in time again. The high recesses and thick ancient walls seem to separate friends from the hustle and bustle of the contemporary world outside.
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In order to know more about the history of Hagia Sophia, friends on a tour of Turkey can rent audio tapes about several sites in Hagia, such as special doors, pillars, some pictures on the walls, domes, and others.
It doesn’t feel like we are walking around enjoying the beauty of this monumental building. If you are tired, and want to rest for a while or go to the restroom, in Hagia’s yard there is a drink shop, a souvenir shop, a garden with seating and a restroom.
Hagia Sophia as a location that will not be missed throughout our trip this time. Interesting right? Yok, whenever a friend on a tour to Turkey will enjoy one of the beauty of the world’s buildings.
Hagia Sophia data
Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya is a remains of a basilica, prayer room, and currently a museum, in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey.
* Located in: stanbul, Turkey
* Address: Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
* Opening hours: Open Daily 09.00 – 17.00
* Length: 82 m (269 ft)
* Architectural style: Byzantine architecture
* Architects: Anthemius of Tralles, Isidore of Miletus.
Often said to be the 8th world phenomenon, Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish) is one of the most stunning panoramas in Istanbul.