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Hagia Sophia of Iznik
This sacred place was erected on the place where a Gymnasium was built by Romans, in the 7th century as a basilica. It was renovated after the 11th century earthquake, then was converted into a mosque and remodeled in 1331 by...More
The Hagia Sophia served as a temple in the Roman era. It was built at the time of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine) in the 7th century. In 1331 the structure was turned into a mosque after the conquest of İznik. It served as a church nearly 850 years. You...More
Touring Iznik Ayasofya was a breadth taking step back in time. The muezzin was very welcoming and encouraged us to explore. However, there could be better descriptions of the different points of significance for tourists. Highly recommend a visit.
The building is also a mosquee that could be even better integrated. The ruines are not so well restored. The garden around not so much refined, poor maintened bathrooms. In any case it's worth a visit due to historical importance.
Turkey is a cornucopia of history. Most people from the Western world do not understand or appreciate how the history of Turkey is a major influence on the modern day life of the Americas. The things that happened in Iznik have had a profound influence...More
İznik Ayasofya Cami, Nicea St. Sophia Mosque, used be the church in Byzantine times and it was converted into mosque when it was conquered by the Turks in 14th century. It has been in ruins for a long time but it was restored in 2000...More