Saint John Exoteichos Church, Trabzon


By SamTopalidis.

The former St John Exoteichos (outside the wall) church is located just west of the classical town, outside the wall.  The church was built in 1306 but was entirely rebuilt in 1856 (Bryer and Winfield 1985). [I presume it stopped being used as a church by 1923.]  In 1966 its interior was being used as a store (Sinclair 1989).  It was repaired in 1998 and is currently being used as a multi-purpose hall. The church is located next to the Kaledibi Elementary school in the Hizirbey district and its exterior is in very good condition.

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