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Church of the Holy Wisdom Interesting

Church of the Holy Wisdom
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The Church of the Holy Wisdom (Agía Sofía), dating from the 8C, is remarkable for its huge dimensions and unusual design; the standard basilical plan of a nave with two aisles is combined with the Greek cross plan beneath a dome. The base of a minaret recalls the fact that the church was a mosque until 1912. The interior contains very unusual capitals with ancanthus-leaf decorations that seem to be blowing in the wind, probably taken from a 5C building. The superb mosaics (9C-10C) on a gold background in the dome depict the Ascension of Christ.

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  • Phone : 231 027 0253

Opening hours :

  • 8.30am-1pm, 5.30pm-8pm

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