: 2019-05-17 Modified date : 2019-05-23
The Grand Fatih Mosque located in Ortahisar west of the new cultural center of Trabzon. In the past, the mosque was one of the most important churches in the Byzantine era and was converted into a mosque in the Ottoman era. Today, the mosque is one of the most important mosques in the field of Ottoman Islamic decoration in Trabzon.
The construction of the Grand Fatih Mosque in Ortahisar was first erected as a church in the tenth century AD, The church witnessed renovations, repairs, and additions in the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It is said that the church itself was built on a temple dating back to the Roman period.
The building was used as a church in the reign of King Cominus in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, where the royal coronation ceremony was held.
The floor of the building is decorated with mosaics of relatively large dimensions. The church was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Trabzon. It is likely that Sultan Mohamed the Conqueror prayed during the first Friday prayer after the conquest.
The wooden minbar and the stone mihrab that were added in the Ottoman period are two examples of the great Ottoman works of art in this area, as well as many inscriptions on its inner walls with Ottoman calligraphy and painting.
You can use 360 technology to see the features of the Grand Fatih Mosque in Ortahisar from inside and outside.
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