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Mosque

Kariye Mosque (Chora Church)

Known for its amazing mosaics, is by far the highlight of Western Istanbul was first built as a simple chapel outside but entire interior was completely covered with beautiful mosaics and frescoes. They were considered one most beautiful examples of Byzantine art ever made and shows scenes from both the Bible and Torah along with...
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Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque

A popular tourist site, sits next to the Hagia Sophia, and continues to function as a mosque today. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has five main domes, six...
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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom, a fifteen hundred years old splendid monument, is a must see in Istanbul, built to be the world’s largest place of worship by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. First a Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later an imperial mosque and now a museum. The lofty interior, stunning surviving mosaics...
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