Kanuni Park


One of Trabzon's most charming corners, this little park falls within the fortress walls of Ortahısar. It is ringed by fine old buildings including a cultural centre, literary museum, a mosque that was once a church and a statue of Sultan Selim on a rearing horse.

The culture centre's cafe serves tea in the gardens for just ₺1.

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Nearby Trabzon attractions

1. Ortahisar Fatih Büyük Camii

0.03 MILES

Originally known by the rather breathless name of the 'Church of the Golden-Headed Virgin Mary', this mosque started out as a church, possibly built by…

2. Zaǧnos Bridge

0.04 MILES

With its earliest traces dating to Roman or Byzantine times, this bridge above the parklands of the Zaǧnos Valley bears the name of the Pasha (governor)…

3. Ortahisar Tarih Museum

0.12 MILES

A restored old house and backyard, perched on a fortress bastion above the Tabakhane Bridge, hosts a little museum that's all in Turkish but worth a five…

4. Tabakhane Köprüsü

0.17 MILES

Crossing the 'Tannery Bridge' from Trabzon's main commercial centre, allows you a first glimpse of the once massive walls of the Ottoman citadel.

5. Gülbahar Hatun Camii

0.17 MILES

Sultan Selim I the Grim, the Ottoman conqueror of Syria and Egypt (and known as Yavuz, or 'The Great' to the Turkish), built this mosque southwest of the…

6. Tabakhane Camii

0.19 MILES

Classic in style with some fine carvings on its frontage, the Tannery District's current mosque actually only dates to the 1980s, but there were earlier…

8. Çarşı Camii


Recently restored with intricate ceiling paintings and back-lit panels in the spired minbar (pulpit), Çarşı Camii was till recently the largest mosque in…