Hagia Sophia Interior

The Sweating Column (Wishing Column)

The Sweating Column

Located at the northwest exit of the nave, the sweating column stands. There is a hole on the column which is covered with bronze. It has been rumored that the column performs miracles. People put their thumbs inside the hole and twist their hand 360 degrees. If you feel went on your finger, it’s said that your wish will come true.


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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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