Hagia Sophia Mosque is the best place to start touring the Historic Peninsula, the apple of the eye of Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia, which was built 3 times in the same place as one of the most well-known places of worship in the world, took its final form in 537.
On the day when Hagia Sophia was opened for worship, Emperor Justinian said, “Thank God for giving me the opportunity to build such a place of worship,” and the Prophet in Jerusalem. It is rumored that he shouted, “O Suleyman, I have passed you,” referring to the Temple of Solomon. After the conquest of Istanbul, the altars, pulpit, muezzin chambers, sermon pulpit and maksures were added to the Hagia Sophia, which was opened to worship as a mosque. Hagia Sophia, which was opened to visitors as a museum for a while, is now open to worship again as a mosque.