Private Guided Hagia Sophia Tour.
The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today in the world. That's why in Tours4Turkey Travel we have decided to offers a dedicated fully guided Hagia Sophia Tour.
Just to give you a glimpse of the grandness, importance and functionality of Hagia Sophia, you should know the white marbles used in the structure came from the Marmara Island, the green porphyry from Eğriboz Island, the pink marbles from Afyon and the yellow from North Africa. The decorative interior wall coatings were established by dividing single marble blocks into two and combining them in order to create symmetrical shapes.
In addition, the structure includes columns brought in from the Temple of Artemis in Ephessus to be used in the naves, as well as 8 columns brought from Egypt that support the domes. The structure has a total of 104 columns, 40 in the lower and 64 in the upper gallery.
All the walls of the Hagia Sophia except the ones covered by marble have been decorated with exceptionally beautiful mosaics. Gold, silver, glass, terra cotta and colorful stones have been used to make the mosaics. The plant-based and geometric mosaics are from the 6th century, whereas the figured mosaics date back to the Iconoclast period.
During the East Roman period, the Hagia Sophia was the Empire Church and, as a result, was the place in which the emperors were crowned.
Private guided tour of Hagia Sophia Programme:
Exclusive Tour of Hagia Sophia