Hagia Sofia


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Synonyms for Hagia Sofia

a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul

References in periodicals archive ?
com) flights ex-Heathrow from pounds 342 High life: View from the Galata Tower Jewel: The Blue Mosque is one of the city's star attractions Plush: Inside Hagia Sofia palace Symbolic: Hagia Sofia inspired by Christianity and Islam
The Hagia Sofia was originally built by Constantine in 360AD and is still one of the most impressive basilicas in the world, and understandably Turkey's most visited monument.
Spirou, who earlier acted as adviser of bloody-handed Milosevic in the past, will take off from Dedeagac (Alexandroupolis) together with 40 people on Saturday to come to Istanbul to conduct a religious service in Hagia Sofia.
William used craftsmen from Constantinopole to create the interior, in which the gold mosaics still create the sensation of being transported to a luminous heaven, experienced by barbarian visitors to Hagia Sofia which was built six hundred years before and has lost most of its decoration.
From Istanbul's sixth century Hagia Sofia church and Blue Mosque, to memorials of times of struggle, Sailors had ample opportunity to taste the culture of the region.
But I was somewhat puzzled and disappointed by the conspicuous absence of any discussion concerning the famous depiction of the Byzantine organ and musicians in the eleventh-century frescoes of Kiev's Hagia Sofia cathedral.
Located in western Istanbul on Rauf Orbay Street, Hyatt Regency Istanbul Atakoy will be a short drive from Ataturk International Airport and will be 10 km from Istanbul's historic Old Town, which is home to destinations such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar.
VAR of the security precautions around Hagia Sofia and Sultanahmet
Here, Cruise Holidays clients will enjoy an included authentic Turkish dinner and a whirlwind tour of all the must see sights in Istanbul - the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, the Hippodrome, and Topkapi.
The most colourful is the Sultanmet - which contains the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi, Hippodrome, Yerebatan Cistern and plenty of other historic sites and surprises
The new isometrically designed SimCity 3000 buildings, bridges, tunnels and other architectural structures include dozens of real-world landmark buildings, ranging from New York's Empire State Building to Turkey's Hagia Sofia.
Obama also met university students for a town hall-style session after visiting the Hagia Sofia Museum and the Sultanahmet Mosque.
Obama will have a tete-a-tete chat with 25 university students after visiting the Hagia Sofia Museum and Sultanahmet Mosque.