Fortress of Trabzon
The city walls, which have been preserved until today, are form the old buildings of the city. The oldest part of today's walls is from
Roman period, 4th century. Historical sources give information about the older phases of the walls. B.C. Xenophon who
saw the city in the 4th century speaks of the presence of the walls. There are three divisions: Upper fortress, Inner
fortress, Middle fortress and Lower fortress. It was founded on the high rock mass between the Tabakhane and the Zagnos Valleys.
This section brings the oldest part of the castle to the square and looks roughly like a patchwork. The name of the city comes from
this Trapeze / Trapezus trapezoid.