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There are plenty of attractive old buildings to be found in Thessaloniki, but the unfortunate aspect is that some of them are very poorly maintained. An example is this ancient mosque which doesn't seem to be open to the public at all. Still looks good...More
Located just outside the city center (still within reasonable walking distance) is this 15th century mosque/imaret (modern-day ‘soup kitchen’). Unfortunately, it was severely damaged about 100 years ago and is still undergoing restoration. It’s current state is not too impressive although the ‘bones’ of the...More
Ottoman building of the 15th century. Its name probably came from its unique multicolored minaret (alaca). The building was used as mosque, priests school and it was the place where poor people of its time found help and food. Nowadays is a museum and periodically...More
This is one of the few mosques of the city that has not been converted into churches or demolished. It's a beautiful building that inspires and takes you back in time. Unfortunately the building has been left to crumble the mosaic roof is barely visible...More
A most marvellous exhibition, you have to absorb the photos I will post or visit to get an idea of how amazingly this exhibition has been put together. Stunningly evocative images of the Greek sea and it's memories, and a beautiful silk printed centrepiece.Thoroughly recommended.
I love that the exterior is nothing special and that you can walk right by without noticing it. It keeps this jewel box secret and sacred. The 15th C mosque and house of charity is beautifully intact, and has elaborate trompe l'oeil frescoes and domes...More
The colourf house for the poor people of 1484 from the Ottoman period of Thessaloniki. One of the few well preserved Ottoman monuments of Thessaloniki. Exhibitions and srt installations occur in the monument. T shspe building with illusionistic frescoes in the interior. Metal covered domes....More
There are 2 former mosques open to the public- this one from the 15th C and the "new mosque" geni tazmi from the belle epoque 9Poselli architect0.Both are in the hands of the municipal gallery and they do a an incredible jb- htis is open...More