Exterior Hagia Sophia


Almshouse Hagia Sophia Museum

Built by Sultan Mahmut I, the almshouse was the public soup-kitchen that would distribute food for the helpless. With its baroque style door which has an epigraph of Calligrapher ‘’Beshir Agha’’, the entrance was used by the Sultans when they came from Topkapi Palace to Hagia Sophia.


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Hagia Sophia Research Team (HSRT) consists of a group of people who likes to research Byzantine Heritage in Turkey by visiting and taking photos of the historical places.

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