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About the Hagia Sofia Seminar Walk in Istanbul
The church of Hagia Sofia, originally constructed in the 6th century, represents the highest achievements of the Byzantine Empire. Considered to be one of the architectural wonders of the world, it's light-infused interior, massive dome, and mosaics have inspired and challenged scholars for centuries. During this three-hour walk of the Hagia Sofia and surrounding context we'll unfold the many layers of this structure, from it's Roman beginnings to its Ottoman resurrection.
In order to fully appreciate and understand the historical context of the Hagia Sofia, we'll begin our walk with the ancient Roman hippodrome (running track) and other remnants of the Roman empire that are located nearby. Here we will discuss the rise of Constantinople in the 4th century. Such elements of Roman engineering and city building as cisterns and sewers still remain in this area, which will allow us to talk about Roman urban planning and the foundations that were laid for the Byzantine Empire.
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- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: History
- Group: TRY150 per person
- Private: TRY575 per party
- Venues Visited
- Hagia Sophia
ticket to the Hagia Sofia, purchased on site