The best combination of Christian and Muslim architecture of Turkey
Aja Sofia. One of the most romantic reminders on the Byzantian era in the history of Turkey is the monastic church Aja Sofia on the abrupt coast which has grown with the wood overlooking the Black Sea to the West from Trabzon. It in any way has not lost the appeal, even in spite of the fact that nice times of the city long ago already in a past. Naturally, it is erected on a place of the old pagan temple and later Christian church. Its construction begun by Manuil I Komnin, proceeded from 1238 to 1263. Both the temple plan, and the plan of a complex surrounding it were front lines for own time, successfully combining the last awards of Christian and Muslim architecture of Turkey that very much distinguishes them from anatoliysky houses in Turkey of the same era.
The model for many ozdnevizantiysky churches in Turkey
Aja Sofia became the model of many late Byzantian churches in Turkey that becomes natural if you already saw churches of the Rescuer in Chorus (Brown Dzhamy) or Pammakaristos (Fetkhiye Dzhamy) in Istanbul. Become in 1461 a mosque, later Aja Sofia has had even more hard times as an ammunition and hospital warehouse. In 1957-1964 returned church from oblivion technical works under control of David Talbota Raisa and David Uinfild here have been carried out. First have been restored practically to an initial condition 10-ki its remarkable frescos, at present perfectly shined and signed in English. If you are interested in religion art in Turkey, it is necessary to visit this church. 3 km from Ataturk Alani to Aja Sofia in rounds in Turkey can be passed on numerous долмушах with an inscription of BLK Sigorta/Aya Sofya which land own passengers in 300 m to the South from church. Further to a complex keep perfectly remarkable indexes.
Take pleasure in a type of church Aja Sofia the ordered rounds to Turkey from Perm can.