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Aya Sofya Mosque & Museum

Originally called Hagia Sophia (Church of Divine Wisdom), Aya Sofya sits 4km west of Trabzon's centre on a terrace close to the sea. Built between 1238 and 1263, it was influenced by Georgian and Seljuk design, alth…
Historic Building in Trabzon

Atatürk Mansion

Nestled in leafy Soǧuksu, 5km southwest of Atatürk Alanı, this three-storey, blindingly white late-19th-century mansion has fine views and lovely formal gardens. Built for a wealthy Greek banking family in the Black…
Museum in Trabzon

Trabzon Museum

The Kostaki Mansion (1917), built for a Greek banker in the Ottoman Black Sea style, briefly hosted Atatürk in 1924. You're here for the rococo interiors – all ornate painted ceilings and original furnishings – rath…
Mosque in Trabzon

Gülbahar Hatun Camii

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 bazaar in 1514 in honour of his mother, Gülbahar Hatun, who g…
Historic Building in Trabzon

Alaca Han

Close to the recently restored Çarşı Camii (Market Mosque), you'll see the Alaca Han, a single-domed han (caravanserai) with an adjoining bathhouse, both thought to have been constructed in the 18th century. Subject…
Mosque in Trabzon

Ortahisar Fatih Büyük Camii

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 the nephew of Emperor Constantine I. It was claimed for Islam b…
Market in Trabzon

Bedesten

On the site of a marketplace built by the Genoese, Trabzon's current covered bazaar was put up by the Ottomans, perhaps in the 16th century. With a single dome (unusual among Turkish bazaars) and a pleasing internal…
Bridge in Trabzon

Zaǧnos Bridge

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) who funded one of its many rounds of repairs, in the 15th ce…
Mosque in Trabzon

Çarşı Camii

The recently restored Çarşı Camii is in the lively bazaar district, to the west of Atatürk Alanı. Its impressive stonework was erected in 1839, and it's the largest mosque in central Trabzon.
Mosque in Trabzon

İskender Paşa Camii

Commissioned in 1529 by the governor (Pasha) of Trabzon, this mosque has twin tiled domes and an imposing gateway.