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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul’s historical masterpiece. The Hagia Sophia Museum contains many Islamic decorations, such as the word Allah (Allah, may His majesty be glorified, and the name of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him), and Christian icons above the ceiling, such as the icon of the Virgin Mary, in addition to mosaic paintings of Byzantine art and some tombs of the Ottoman sultans, mihrabs, columns, a large and huge dome, and 4 Huge minarets for the call to prayer. It is considered a world archaeological landmark that reflects the diversity of the cultural heritage of Istanbul, which is located at the intersection of civilization between the East and the West, it has historically been the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. In 1985 AD, UNESCO included it in its list of World Heritage Sites. It is a religious tourist destination for millions. Economically speaking, Hagia Sophia comes in second place among the most attractive Turkish museums for tourists, and the word Hagia Sophia means sacred wisdom. At first, you can admire the wonderful and amazing design of the façade of the Hagia Sophia Museum, where the huge dome and the four minarets serve as a wonderful background for taking pictures. You can also enjoy the beauty of the Byzantine mosaics that decorate the ceilings of the Hagia Sophia Museum from the inside, with a number of the most beautiful artistic and archaeological masterpieces, chandeliers formations and lighting units dating back to ancient historical periods.

The Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul is of high importance and sanctity to its Muslims and Christians visitors alike, with its icons representing both religions, such as the inscription of the Virgin Mary on the ceiling of the museum, the inscription of the name of Allah and the name of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, with golden inscriptions on its walls, and a mihrab and columns in the prayer hall. You can also visit the tombs of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire attached to the building of the Hagia Sophia Mosque, which represents sanctity and high historical importance to the Turks. If you are looking to buy some valuable souvenirs or good Turkish spices, you can do so after visiting the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, where the Grand Bazaar and Arasta Bazaar are located a few meters away. You can also pass by the Basilica Cistern, a wonderful archaeological place, to admire the splendor of the construction and unique idea. When you visit Istanbul, do not forget to visit the Hagia Sophia…

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