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Formerly known as Byzantium and for a time Constantinople is the largest City in Europe and the fourth Largest City of The World .
The most famous landmark of Istanbul is 'HAGIA SOPHIA'' meaning Holy Wisdom is a symbol of Harmony,Peace and Tolerance.
Hagia Sophia stands tall since 537 AD.
Since 537 to 1453 it served as a church and when Constantinople (Istanbul) was conquered by Ottoman Turks in 1453 , the ruler declared HAGIA SOPHIA the place for their Holy Prayer. So, since 1453 to 1931 as a mosque and hence thereafter , in 1936 ,it opened it gates as a museum for Public
Hagia Sophia remain amongst the most visited museum s of The World .
The place stands in testimony , that different religion s can co-exist in Peace and Harmony.
PS: Not to miss Mother Mary and Allah
In the same frame. If one does visit This Museum please do not miss on the wishing hole on the Bronze Wall.
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