Loyal Cat Lives At The Hagia Sophia In Istanbul


A devout cat lives at a fourteen hundred year old museum Hagia Sophia in Turkey, guarding and preserving its religious and cultural history every single day. His name is Gli.

He is a loyal feline that resides in the 1,475 year old museum. He is slightly cross eyed but a whole lot of cute.

Gli is one of the many cats that were taken in by Hagia Sophia. According to source, Gli is around 7 years old and has lived at Hagia Sophia since he was a kitten. Besides watching guards, gardeners and keeping them supervised, Gli greets tourists and enjoys being photographed by them at the museum.

Meet Gli, the loyal cat at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul turkey

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He is slightly cross-eyed, but a whole lot of cute

gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul turkey

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gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul turkey

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Gli particularly loves basking in light and warmth.

gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul turkey

gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul turkey

gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul turkey

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Gli is contemplating about something

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His favorite pedestal

gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul turkey

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Taking a break from supervising the tourists

gli the cat from Hagia Sophia museum In Istanbul turkey

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Gli doesn’t want his new human friend to go [Watch Video]

Source: Buzzfeed. Follow Gli’s tumblr here.

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13 Responses to “Loyal Cat Lives At The Hagia Sophia In Istanbul”

  1. Maysoun says:

    Gli is so fortunate….

    • Marit Nathalie Sagbak says:

      What a lovely cat!
      Hope he gets taken real good care of..
      A furry friend!

  2. D.Elam says:

    I often say cats are little furry works of art. He’s in the right place. Reminds me of my Little Darlin as well.

  3. Kit says:

    Such a cool story… I’ve always found cross-eyed kitties to be so cute! He looks so snuggly, big and well-fed.

  4. He should at least have a bed to keep warm from the cold floor. Love the story and video.

  5. Anja says:

    He perfectly fits this place.

  6. Eve says:

    He’s adorable! Good job, Gli! XOX

  7. Rai says:

    gosh what a chubby one :)

  8. pumbie says:

    Omg, Gli is a royal beauty. I’m planning to visit you soon..!

  9. Mimi's Mom says:

    I bet this museum is free of rats now. :)
    Now I have an excuse to go to Turkey to meet Gil!

  10. Sue says:

    he is adorable! I hope he stays safe and sound… looke like my Mom’s kitty by the eyes I will give him a home but way far away..one of ky kitties is blind…

  11. Nana says:

    Grrr… He’s just soooooo cute! Love that face!

  12. Denise says:

    I’d want to take him home, he’s adorable!

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