It was shocking. I didn't expect such a big hand in foreign countries, which made me stunned.
The Hagia Sophia in Trabzon is used as the central church of the former royal family Komunin who exiled from Constantinople. After the Ottoman Empire conquered this place in 1461, it was converted into a mosque. It is a combination of Christianity and Islam. The murals are not exquisite and simple, but they are precious because of their age. This church was later used as a fortress. The building looks very similar to the castle from the outside. The cannon used as a fortress in the courtyard has long been rusty.
Nice Museum/Mosque. Very easy to get to as just off the main road. Hardly anyone there and had some nice items. The paintings are quite nice, although in the outer areas, have been badly chipped an...
We were only able to see thw outside as it is currently closed for renovation and is actively being worked on. We hope to return in future see it in depth.
Historic stop remains under construction, but it's worth seeing. You can still see many preserved frescos and the site provides information in English.
Even though the Mosque is being renovated at the time of my visit to Trabzon, it was still worth a visit.The frescos are first class.
The mosque is under construction and closed. You can walk around the exterior but that’s about all there is to see. I would skip it unless you are really into ancient architecture as the front of th...