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Hagia Sophia: the Wisdom of God

Hagia Sophia’s history dates back to the 6th century. Built to evoke the grandeur of the Byzantine capital Constantinopolis, the building followed the turbulent history of the Empire that was eventually conquered in the 15th century by the Ottoman Turks. Having operated as a mosque for 500 years, today it is a world-famous museum.


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A tour by

Maria Liakaki

She has studied History and Archeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She continued her postgraduate studies on Byzantine history and she received her master’s degree. In 2019 she received her Ph.D. on Byzantine History.

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Hagia Sophia: the Wisdom of God

1. Entrance: Check-in, Xray

1 Story

2. Hagia Sophia: Front facade

5 Stories

3. Imperial Gate: Mosaic of Emperor Leon VI

3 Stories

4. Aniconic decoration

4 Stories

5. The Sultan's Library

3 Stories

6. Omphalion

3 Stories

7. Dome

3 Stories

8. Hexapteryga

3 Stories

9. The Muezzin’s seat

3 Stories

10. Minbar

3 Stories

11. Mihrab

3 Stories

12. Sultan’s Loge

2 Stories

13. The Mosaic of the Virgin and Child

3 Stories

14. The Empress’s seat

2 Stories

15. The Marble door of Patriarchate

2 Stories

16. The Tomb of Enrico Dandolo

3 Stories

17. Portrait of John II Komnenos and Irene

2 Stories

18. Portrait of Constantine IX Monomachos

3 Stories

19. The mosaic of Deesis

3 Stories

20. The Mosaic of Emperor Alexander

2 Stories

21. The Wishing Column

2 Stories

22. The Snake-Patterned Pool

2 Stories

23. Porphyr Altar

2 Stories

24. Empress’s sarcophagus

2 Stories

25. The Resolutions of the 1166 Synod

3 Stories

26. Donation Mosaic: The city as a gift

3 Stories

27. The Nice Door (Exit)

2 Stories

28. The Little Baptistery

5 Stories