Mosques define the profile of Istanbul at sunsetMake the most of your time in Istanbul with one of the following guided tours in Spanish and with very good recommendations from its users:
- Bosphorus and Topkapi cruise
- Essential guided tour of Istanbul
- 4-day Cappadocia tour
- Dinner and show cruise
- Tour of the Asian part of Istanbul
- 7-day tour of the best of Turkey
- Istanbul private tour
- Other magnificent excursions around Istanbul and surroundings
Hagia Sophia became a mosque just after the fall of Constantinople in the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The sultan Mehmet II He called the first prayer there on Friday, June 1, 1453. The mosque was in a dilapidated state due to the passage of time, earthquakes and the great pillage to which it had been subjected after the fall of the city. The great Ottoman architect Sinan He made major structural repairs in the second half of the 16th century.
Its last and current use came from 1935, when it was inaugurated by the revered Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as Museum.
Views of the Blue Mosque from a Hagia Sophia window