Hagia Sophia is basically a sight that was built on an ancient pagan temple. It has been altered twice before it’s current state. According to Historical fact this site was originally built by Constantius. It’s first name was ” Megale Ekklesia” which means the great church since it was at one time the largest in all of Constantinople. This Church had undergone a lot of damage due to earthquakes and fires and therefore was in need of restoration and repair. Sinan was the architect who built the 2 minarets in front of the church during the time of Sultan Murad (third).All interior surfaces are covered with polychrome marble and gold mosaics. Over all the site is absolutely magnificent. One can for sure spend hours just sitting outside admiring this wonder.