Mena Suvari was here in December 2015 and explained that Hagia Sophia means “Holy Wisdom” and ran through its extensive history, saying it served as a “Christian patriarchal basilica . . . an imperial mosque . . . and now a museum.”
Jessica Alba made a stop at the Hagia Sophia Museum while playing tourist in Turkey in June 2015.
While in Istanbul in November 2014, Martha Stewart said “the city is beautiful” but “The hagia sophia is my favorite building.”