Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople of the Western Crusader established Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.
Guys this is my favorite building! I wrote like 5 papers on it!
AHHHHHHH One of my few good art history memories! I love the Hagia Sophia so much!
I went to this building! Also The Blue Mosque. Istanbul is an amazing city. I loved it so much.