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 architect of the mansion is supposed to have been an Italian, however his name is not clarified. The structure reveals that most of the materials used in the construction of this mansion were imported from Italy. In 1917, Kostaki Teophylaktos went bankrupt, and all his property including this mansion was confiscated.
İPEKYOLU MUSEUM
In modern museology, it can be clearly seen that museums have high importance for the society in various ways.
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 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 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.
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.
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. He was born in a small town called Ataköy in 1900. Through his life of service, he undertook a number of public duties such as the Chief of the General Staff and the 5th President of the Turkish Republic.
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