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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Marvellous copy of its bigger brother in Istanbul. You can enter the building but are kept away from the central prayer room. Amazing frescoes in fantastic condition.

Thank Johnadh
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

The place is cute not very large building like Hagia Sophia in Istanbul but it is still sophisticated to visit. It had a nice garden around for photos. Some part of the building is functioning as mosque some as museum

Thank Nerangel S
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This place has a nice history behind it. Although, its not well taken care for. It’s very popular but could be nice if the visit to the sight was more organized.

Thank ANSQ8
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

The church is considered as the main site of the city, as it is really well preserved Byzantine Greek Orthodox church with interesting frescoes. However, in the period of Ottoman Empire is was turned into a mosque, then in 1968 it became a museum and from 2013 it is the mosque again. This means, that only limited areas of the historical building now is available for the visitors. You can walk around in a nice garden, enjoying the seascape form the hill, where the church is situated and to look at the remnants of original frescoes.

Thank Vadim_Ohanyan
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We walked from the city centre for about 4km to this spot. We really enjoyed the walk.

The Hagia Sophia itself has a nice view over the water, but the building is ok. It wont amaze you, and if you don't get to see it, you won't have missed out.

Thank Adammikaeel
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This doesn't have the massive grandeur of Istanbul's Ayasophia but it is a great church turned museum and definitely worth a visit when you are in Trabzon.

Thank BJ R
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

An old church similar to the one in Istanbul that they switched to Mosque. Open all time for visitors as it is one of the most important sites to visit in Trabzon

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I thought that this was a museum so was surprised to arrive during a prayer session attended by so many that the lawns were fully occupied by prayer mats. Fortunately, many of the frescoes survive without eye gouging in this early Christian church. If you can try to come at a quiet time when there are fewer worshippers or tour groups.

Thank John_MtEden
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful example of s Byzantine Church that survived conquests by multiple groups and was restred to its use as a mosque in 2013

Thank khansusan
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

It used to be a museum in the past but now it has reverted to being a mosque. The building is amazing and the Byzantine paintings inside, on the walls and ceiling will leave awestruck. The surroundings are also great, with wonderful views of the sea and very nice gardens to stroll around. There is also a lighthouse and some tombstones in the garden.
You should get a guide or a local if you want to learn something about the history of the place.

Thank Eva_Bravo
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