Hagia Sophia – National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 – National Geographic
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Hagia Sophia ("The Holy Wisdom of God") - Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until the completion of the medieval Seville Cathedral in 1520. Designed by Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles.
The breathtaking interior of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum.
interior architectural details, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey | UNESCO World Heritage Site (part of the Historic Areas of Istanbul)