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Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

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Address: Thessaloniki, Greece
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City littered with monuments of the past

Throughout the city centre you will find many monuments, archways and statues dating back to post-roman (and possibly prior) eras but moreso during the rise of the Byzantine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Throughout the city centre you will find many monuments, archways and statues dating back to post-roman (and possibly prior) eras but moreso during the rise of the Byzantine empire. Although this may not be a specific attraction, you will get some great photos and if you read into the history, a fascinating insight into Thessaloniki.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely thing to see parts of the history of this city still standing among tons of concrete, but they need a lot of maintenance.

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Thank Markus M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

In the middle of "modern" streets we can find lot of places with ruins of ancient and middle ages structures. Everywhere you can meet wild cats.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A nice stop on a walk to view the Rotunda just north of this site. It is amazing that it is in such good condition.

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Valjevo, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Great place to see Roman and Vizantine pictures,gates,monuments and architecture.Great way to spend a time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Yes Byzantine and a lot to learn, to read, and a lot to see. Thessaloniki gots its name from the first daughter of King Philip of Macedonia. Married to Kassandros, Alexander the Great's general who succeeded him on the throne. So around 316BC he foumded the city and gave her name to the city. Maintenance of old Architecture, recognised by... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lots of archeological sites with nice pieces of Byzantian and Roman architecture. Great arch, Roman forum...

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Thank Vojtech D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Besides nowdays, Thessaliniki used to cary the "co-capital city" title even from the byzantine years. That made the citizens - especially the rich ones - try to upgrade the city to capital, by building the unique architectural monuments (especially churches and monasteries) so everyone can admire their beauty and wealth.... The city never turned to capital (we still pushing it!)... More 

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Really had to cross jam packed roads and weave between awful 1960s high rise buildings to find most of the cultural best. Ancient church, one of the first from the start of Christianity should have had more info and been showcased better. White tower was architecturally impressive but all exhibits were in Greek only

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Thessaloniki is a city full of early Byzantine and post Byzantine monuments A mixture of east and west and you can travel in time walking in the streets of this unique city

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