SUMELA MONASTERY
Sumela Monastery, within the borders of Altındere Village of Maçka District, was built on steep rock cliffs at the skirts of Karadağ Mountain which overlooks the Altındere Valley. Among the populace it is known as Virgin Mary Monastery. The location of the monastery proves the tradition that the monasteries were generally built outside the city, in forests, and nearby the waterside and caves.
İPEKYOLU MUSEUM
In modern museology, it can be clearly seen that museums have high importance for the society in various ways.
THE MUSEUM OF TRABZONSPOR FC
Being one of the historical works of Trabzon, Trabzonspor Museum is on the second floor of Sadri Şener Social Facility Building. The museum which displays many championship cups reveals that the Trabzonspor Sport Club has an important place in the Turkish football history. The most interesting cup in the museum is the ‘half cup’ which was shared with Ankara Havagücü Sport Club in the 1958 Turkish Amateur Football Championship.
CEVDET SUNAY MUSEUM HOUSE
It is located in Ataköy on the Çaykara. Sultan Murat Plateau road is at a distance of 21 km from Çaykara district. Cevdet Sunay was one of the statesmen grown up in Trabzon.
YAVUZ SULTAN SELIM
Selim I, the great Turkish sultan, served as the governor of Trabzon for 22 years between 1489 and 1511. He became the governor of the sanjak of Trabzon at the age of 19, and acted like a president rather than like a governor of a sanjak. He even formed an army from the people of Trabzon against possible attacks to the sanjak. In 1491, he had the walls of Trabzon repaired, increased the number of his soldiers, and gave importance to the equipment of the soldiers.
THE MUSEUM OF TRABZON
The mansion which today serves as the Museum of Trabzon was constructed by the money broker Kostaki Teophylaktos around 1898-1918 in the early 1900s.
THE MYSTERY OF DETAILS: HAGIA SOPHIA
Trabzon Ayasofya Church which serves as a museum today was constructed in the time of Manuel Comnenos I (1238-1263), one of the kings of Trabzon Empire. The bell tower to the west of the church was dated back to 1427 by the British traveller and researcher G. Finlay. On the west of the church are the remains of a chapel with three apses which is supposed to have belonged to an earlier period.
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