Highlights near Istanbul

The Glow of History

Aya Sofya/Haghia Sophia might be on every tourist's agenda in Istanbul, but that shouldn't be a deterrent to even the most crowd-phobic seekers of unbeaten tracks. Its age, its history and its sheer beauty and architectural genius make it a marvel that's so engrossing that you might not notice is someone is right next to you, staring up at the same glowing, centuries-old mosaic.

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Hagia Sophia

Ayasofya Meydanı
Sultanahmet Fatih, Turkey
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