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Travel Tips to Trabzon (TZX)
Flights to Trabzon: Turkish export city with a rich history and historical buildings
In Turkey’s northeast, on the coast of the Black Sea, lies the historical port city Trabzon. Trabzon is not only the economic centre of the region, but also the capital of the province with the same name. The city is known for the cultivation of hazelnuts, tobacco and tea. It looks back on a rich history, which is portrayed in the countless attractions and historical buildings. You can hike in the region, and the city is also the ideal location to go on an extensive shopping trip. The Atatürk Alanı square is the centre of Trabzon’s shopping quarter, where you can find countless inviting boutiques and shops.
Yeni Cuma Camii – the Friday mosque
The Yeni Cuma Camii, also known as “New Friday Mosque”, can be found in the south west of the town. The surrounding quarter is named after this impressive building. Originally, it was a convent devoted to St. Eugenius, which was built in a cross shape in the 9th century, under Byzantine rule. After Trabzon was conquered, the building was turned into a mosque. Finally, Sultan Mehmed II ordered a minaret to be built. Today, only the crossed-dome church and its towers remain. On the eastern side, there are pillars, which used to support the arches. It is known that the white colour of the walls cover frescos from the 14th century.
Insider tip: Ancient church Ἁγία Άννα
Trabzon’s oldest building is Saint Anne’s Church. It was built in 884 as an Armenian house of God. It is not open to the public, but the outside is still worth a look, since a relief is let into the outer wall above the main entrance. Sadly, there are no signs leading to St. Anne’s Church, which makes it a bit harder to find. The fastest and easiest way to catch a glimpse of this building is by taking the route from Atatürk Alanı square to Kahramanmaraş Caddesi, then walking west. Behind a school on the left side there is a small alley, which will lead you to the church.
The eventful history of the Hagia Sophia of Trabzon
In the west, outside Trabzon’s city centre, lies the Hagia Sophia. This church was built around 1200 AD and renovated around 100 years later. The bell tower was added in 1427. In the beginning, it was part of a large temple complex, but the troops of Mehmed II destroyed the convent and made a mosque out of the church. The Christian paintings were covered, and only rediscovered in 1917 after the Russian invasion. In the 1960s, the building was home to a museum, but since 2012 it has been used as a mosque again. You can visit the house of God Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Visitors must pay a fee of 3 TRY per person. Book your flight to Trabzon with FlyDoha today, and let the city take you back to ancient times!