15 April 2013

#230 Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia (from the GreekἉγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; LatinSancta Sophia or Sancta SapientiaTurkishAyasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in IstanbulTurkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.

Material: Ashlar, brick
Length: 82 m (269 ft)
Width: 73 m (240 ft)
Height: 55 m (180 ft)
Beginning date: 532
Completion date: 537 


Property No #356

It's in the list of UNESCO as a part of Historic Areas of Istanbul.
Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO: 1985

Thank you, Onder !
Sent on: April 8, 2013
Received on: April 12, 2013


Aritha said...

Great card!

Onder Kulug said...

Its my pleasure Janne. Im so happy that you like my postcard.