Turkey Hagia Sophia

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Iordan Hristov

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Hagia Sophia or St.Sophia is another major tourist attraction in Istanbul. It is very popular and busy with tourists but still worth a visit. The dome of Hagia Sophia is the second biggest in the World after the one of the Patheon in Rome. It was designed by a mathematician, a scientist and a physicist but when the dome was placed, the walls began to lean outward because of the weight and walls to support to dome were built. It was initially built as an Orthodox church but when conquered by the Ottomans, it was converted to a mosque. Nowadays it is a museum rich with interior decorations including mosaics and wall paintings.

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