A HISTORICAL MONUMENT IN THE EASTERN BLACK SEA: RIZE CASTLE

Rize Castle is located in the southwest of the city center. It comprises a citadel and a down castle section. The down castle has been completely disappeared due to the dense habitation, though some wall parts on the western side has reached today. The citadel was established on a natural 150-meter elevation. Some parts of the down castle walls are believed to be built in the period of Alexios II, the Trabzon Emperor. It was renovated in the Ottoman period.