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The Alatza Imaret

Kassandrou 66, Thessaloniki, Greece
031 278 587
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Ranked #43 of 64 Attractions in Thessaloniki
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Bucharest, Romania
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418 reviews 418 reviews
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

In a sea of byzantine churches, The Alatza Imaret is an island of islam, very well preserved and with nice caligraphic frescoes inside; at my visit it doesn't look like it is still used as a mosque, but more like a museum.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

excellent preservation, hard to find, no parking, but worth a visit

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

It was built around 1500 A.D. as a mosque with poorhouse and school. The name "Alaca" means colorful from the multi-colored walls of the minaret. (Only the base remains nowadays). Hidden among the apartment buildings of the city center. Interesting mosaics, and frescos inside. Now a place for staging cultural events.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

nothing to dislike, an amazing building,must see if you are in Thessaloniki

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