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The Alatza Imaret

Kassandrou 66, Thessaloniki, Greece
031 278 587
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Impressive building but slightly neglected

Inside a neighbourhood stands this building. It had once much better times. Today it seems as... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Alaca Imaret "Αλατζα Ιμαρέτ"

Ottoman building of the 15th century. Its name probably came from its unique multicolored minaret... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
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Kassandrou 66, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Inside a neighbourhood stands this building. It had once much better times. Today it seems as neglected. I found it closed.

Thank mendi62
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Fathi_Huss
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Amne W
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank constantinos s s
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Once in Thessaloniki, walk explore this sensational city and walk yourself to Aladja Imaret, in 2013 it did host some of the Biennale's venues!

Thank Pavlina P
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

Stunning building with beautiful architecture. Shame it's been left to crumble and the stunning calligraphy had been masked over by historically ignorant architects with no interest in preserving historical buildings (when they're Ottoman). Well worth a visit and in need of more TLC by the...More

1  Thank Newfylafkan
Reviewed 17 July 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.

Thank menq
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