The Conqueror’s legacy is Hagia Sophia… of course, Hagia Sophia is a place of great importance both for Christians and for the Islamic world. The Hagia Sophia, which came under the rule of the Ottoman Empire with the conquest of Istanbul in 1453, was used as a cathedral from 532-537 until 1054, when it was first built, and continued to be used as an Orthodox and Catholic cathedral in later times, it has the distinction of being the oldest cathedral in the world .
The name Hagia Sophia, which comes from ancient Greek, means “Holy Wisdom”. It is also known that 10 thousand workers worked during its construction and a fortune was spent on its construction. The world’s fastest (5 years)and the longest lasting (15th century.) has the title of Cathedral. In fact, Hagia Sophia has undergone various stages (such as 1st Hagia Sophia, 2nd Hagia Sophia, 3rd Hagia Sophia) the first two of these buildings have been destroyed due to various events and the 3rd one has survived today.
It is possible to visit this historic mosque in Fatih, Istanbul, 6 days a week (Pazatesi closed) between 9:00-17:00 hours.