A few more snippets from our Mystras trip.
Agia Sophia, the palace church, was built between 1350-65 and is situated near the Mystras palaces. This is where the emperor and the court would attend mass and religious functions.
(Some interesting information on Christian monasteries during the Byzantium era from a sign found on site.)
The once-brilliant frescoes inside the church have not survived the centuries unscathed (they were whitewashed under Turkish occupation and the church turned into a mosque) but even in their deteriorated state, they are amazing. This one is the best pictures I took of the interior.
And here's a view from above.
Some links for you:
Mystras, more Mystras, Byzantine citadel map (Agia Sophia is No.11), archeological site, images of the palace church , the palaces of the Despot, Mystras engraving of 1686, amazing pictures of the Peloponese.