Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, Trabzon

3.7
#1 of 19 in Museums in Turkish Black Sea Coast
Specialty Museum Museum
Originally an Orthodox church the Ottomans turned into a mosque, Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum features notable floor mosaics and ceiling frescoes. The building still operates as a mosque, and some of the artwork has been covered up by the authorities. Many of the best frescoes have been damaged over the ages, but the complex remains an excellent example of Byzantine architecture well worth your attention. Stop by the garden cafe to find out just why the locals love eating "kaymak" and "kaygana." Arrange your visit to Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Trabzon using our Trabzon trip itinerary builder.
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  • I'd give this a 5 for historical value and significance, but there could be more effort to give historical information. Also unfortunate that the Christian history is muted for ideological reasons. Bu...  more »
  • Aya Sophia has a lot off history amazing architecture build in13th century first was church and converted to a Mosque but kept all the beautiful designs and architecture  more »
  • Only 3 churches in Turkey have dedication of the Hagia Sofia (although a fourth has been uncovered in Edirne). There are many fine frescoes, including a raea depiction of Christ as a teenager or twent...  more »

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