In the lovely city of Istanbul you will find many great museums to visit while there in the lovely Turkish city. However one of the best of these museums is called the Hagia Sophia. This beautiful building was used as a church for over 900 years of its existence. The Hagia Sophia was built back in the year 537 AD, although it was not until the year 193 that this wonderful building was turned into a museum.
When you go to the lovely city of Istanbul the Hagia Sophia should be one of your very first stops while seeing the sights of Istanbul. There are many other things to do in Istanbul besides go to the many museums; however visiting the museums is one of the most popular things to do. This museum is not used as a place of worship any longer so visitors should feel free to stop by anytime to look around.