Istanbul is the largest city in the turkey, as well as country economic, cultural and a historic heart. Throughout its history Istanbul has been home to many civilizations the byzantine and ottoman empires being the most famous. As for today the city carries the characteristics of these two different cultures. Hagia Sophia is Istanbul’s most famous building it has a perfect synthesis of ottoman and byzantine architecture under one great dome. It is the biggest church constructed by the eastern Roman Empire in the Istanbul it has been constructed three times in the same locations. The main part of the city, which is forms the south easternmost extremity of Europe and also separated from its suburbs in the Asia by bosphrous which also flows through into a deep cleft that separates the two continents in the north – western corner of turkey. And the European is part of the city as further divided by the golden horn, scimitar shaped estuary fed at its upper end by two streams.
The hagia Sophia, whose the name means “ holy wisdom” is a domed monument originally built as a cathedral in the Constantinople(Istanbul, turkey) in the sixth century. It contains of two floors and centered on a giant nave that has a…show more content… The blue mosque is the most popular mosque in Istanbul. Also know as the mosque of ahmed I, it has one main dome eight secondary domes and six minaret instead of the customary four. The design is culmination of two centuries of ottoman mosque development. It incorporates with byzantine Christian elements from neighbouring hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture. It built from 1609 to 1616 right infront of hagia Sophia. While the predecessors fund their mosques from spoil of war Ahmet had remove funds from the treasury due to lack of remarkable