Hagia Sophia, Trabzon, Turkey
Built in the XIII century, during the Byzantine Empire during the reign of Manuel I, Hagia Sophia is one of the most important historical buildings in Trabzon, a city on the northeast Tutske, on the Black Sea coast. Throughout history, several times has changed, but the purpose has never been closed. When in 1461 Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror Trabzon joined the Ottoman Empire, the church was converted into a mosque and all its frescoes are covered. During World War II it served as a hospital and a warehouse of the Russian army, and after the war is again converted into a mosque. Since 1964, the Hagia Sophia in Trabzon Museum station and then a mosque. She’s about 13 meters, while its rectangular base has dimensions of 22 x 11.6 m. A large central dome supported by four columns arched pillars.