Exterior Hagia Sophia


Muvakkithane - Hagia Sophia

Built by Fossati Brothers on the order of Sultan Abdulmecid in the 19th century, Muvakkithane (the clock room) was designed for people to learn the correct time of the prayers. It had a table with a clock on it and windows to be observed easily by people. Today, the building is used as an office of the administration of the Hagia Sophia Museum.


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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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