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Ottoman route

Ottoman route

In 1430 Murat II takes over Thessaloniki and the city remains under Ottoman occupation until 1912. In their search of a new country, almost 20.000 Jews from Spain settled in Thessaloniki in 1492. The co-existence between Greeks, Turks and Jews offers to the city its unique multiculturalism, a feature that defined its character for many centuries, while numerous significant buildings are constructed and many churches are turned into mosques. The architectural style of Thessaloniki starts to lean towards the East, in combination with a few European influences. The multicolor market of Bezesteni, the domed hammams offering both individual cleanliness and social interaction, the mosques, the public buildings, the old residences such as the one of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the reformer of Turks, and many others, can be tracked down to the city where the West meets East through images, tastes, music.

Bezesteni (Textile Market)

The essence of the East passes through the multicolor market of Bezesteni, one of the most characteristic structures of Ottoman period, and simultaneously one of the few markets worldwide, maintaining…
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Alaca Imaret

The building was operating as a poorhouse, as well as a school for Muslim clergy and place of public worship.It was built by Ishak Pasha, Grand Vizier under the rule…
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Government House

The imposing building designed and built in 1981, by the Italian’s architect Vitaliano Poselli Neoclassical and Renaissance style, to house the headquarters of the Turkish district commissioner, the Government House…
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Tsinari

Area of Ano Poli (Upper/Old City), which took its name from the platanus (Cinar) planted there in the early 20th century. The neighborhood retains its old-world picturesqueness with its small…
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Library of Ano Poli (Upper/Old City’s Library)

It was built between 1897 and 1905 to form a senior Turkish military residence. Today belongs to the municipality of Thessaloniki and houses the Municipal Children's Library of Ano Poli.
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