Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, was built as a Christian Orthodox church in 537, and after 1453, it was used as a Muslim mosque under the Ottoman Empire. The Hagia Sophia, which was opened to the public as a museum under the Republic of Turkey, has retained its splendid grandeur to this day, and continues to attract people's attention as an exceptional World Heritage site where the colors of the two religions coexist.
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is located where Asia and Europe face each other on the Bosphorus Strait. Due to its geographical importance, the city has developed as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. The city is lined with historical buildings reflecting the culture and religion of each era, and is enveloped in a unique atmosphere. From the magnificent mosques to the labyrinthine bazaars, from traditional hammams to a wide variety of culinary delights, you will never run out of things to do during your stay.