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Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

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Address: Thessaloniki, Greece

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In Every Corner if the City

The number of old Cristian, late Roman and early Byzantine monuments and churches in the city is amazing and they are spreaded from the sea to Ano Poli and from the west to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The number of old Cristian, late Roman and early Byzantine monuments and churches in the city is amazing and they are spreaded from the sea to Ano Poli and from the west to the east. Besides the most popular ones like Rotunda, Arch of Galerius, church of st. Sophia, there are plenty of small churches like Osios David in upper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The building once had an interior of wooden timbers which merely inserted into the thick walls. Exterior was also maximized by this same method. Not all churches make progress every year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This was interesting. Original wall that was bought by the emperor who built the rotunda. Just in the street and people walking past it. Interesting!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The details on the walls are impressive but it is only a small part that survices after so many centuries. A nice spot to take pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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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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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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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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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