Santa Sophia Church of Wonder
WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com Santa Sophia is located in Istanbul Turkey. It started out as a patriarchal church but was changed into a mosque later. The church that exists today was the third Church of Holy Wisdom of God to be built on that location. The first two were destroyed by riots. It is famous for its massive dome shaped roof. Since it was changed to a mosque it has four minarets surrounding it on the outside. It has many columns and arched windows inside of it. It was the largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years until the Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520. It was converted into a museum by the Turkish people in 1935 and remains that way to this day.