Istanbul Hagia Sofia Excursion Reviews
Hagia Sofia architecture is breath taking.
Top interesting monument of unique importance to visit
Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul. It was raining when we visited here, but our guide let us wait till the rain slowed, and then we went inside to look at the history in this building, design is something else. Hagia Sophia is famous for the light that reflects everywhere in the interior of the nave, giving the dome the appearance of hovering above this. This effect is achieved by inserting forty windows around the base of the original structure. The Loge of the Empress is located in the centre of the upper enclosure, or gallery, of the Hagia Sophia. From there the empress and the court ladies would watch the proceedings down below. A round, green stone marks the spot where the throne of the empress stood.
The Marble Door is located in the southern upper enclosure, or gallery. It was used by the participants in synods, they entered and left the meeting chamber through this .
Interesting to see how East meets West. Architecture, Fresco's etc.were amazing
The visit of the Church (what was lft of it..) was really great, but sad to see what became of it, but we did like the tour very much.