Blue mosque hagia sophia map
Map of blue mosque hagia sophia. Blue mosque hagia sophia map (Turkey) to print. Blue mosque hagia sophia map (Turkey) to download. Blue mosque hagia sophia (/hɑːɨə soʊfiːə/; from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey as its shown in the blue mosque hagia sophia map. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, blue mosque hagia sophia served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building of blue mosque hagia sophia was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.
Blue mosque hagia sophia remained a mosque until 1931 when it was closed to the public for four years. Blue mosque hagia sophia was re-opened in 1935 as a museum by the Republic of Turkey. For almost 500 years the principal mosque of Istanbul, blue mosque hagia sophia served as a model for many other Ottoman mosques, such as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque of Istanbul), the Şehzade Mosque, the Süleymaniye Mosque, the Rüstem Pasha Mosque and the Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque as its mentioned in the blue mosque hagia sophia map.