Huge number of visitors in Hagia Sophia. The left section of the museum were closed for restoration work. Hagia Sophia is the second most visited museum in Turkey after Topkapi Palace.
Medallions and pendant chandeliers.
Interior view of the Hagia Sophia, showing Islamic elements.
Apse mosaic of the Theotokos (Virgin Mother and Child).
An artistic meeting of Christianity and Islam in the Hagia Sophia.
The architecture are huge and amazing.
Islamic elements on the dome.
Walking thru building tunnel to second floor.
Hagia Sophia interior view from second floor.
The Deësis mosaic. This mosaic depicts the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child, who holds a scroll and makes the sign of benediction.
Another unique mosaic in the museum.
GPS/Coordinate: 41.008559, 28.980164
Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Public transport: Sultanahmet Istanbul Tram station.