Tabakhane Köprüsü


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

Extensive building will affect the valley below for the foreseeable future.

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Nearby Trabzon attractions

1. Tabakhane Camii

0.03 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…

2. Ortahisar Tarih Museum

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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. Ortahisar Fatih Büyük Camii

0.14 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…

5. Konak Camii

0.16 MILES

This small 1883 mosque is fronted by a pair of spindly columns, supporting arches that partly mask a fine calligraphic inscription above the door.

6. Kanuni Park

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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…

7. Çarşı Camii

0.19 MILES

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

8. Taş Han

0.19 MILES

Typical of the Ottoman caravanserais of its time (1533), Taş Han was built in two storeys around an open courtyard. Today most of the spaces inside are…