Church of Saint Catherine

Thessaloniki, Greece

The Church of Saint Catherine is a late Byzantine church in the northwestern corner of the Ano Poli, Thessaloniki. The church dates to the Palaiologan period, but its exact dating and original dedication are unknown. From its interior decoration, which survives in fragments and is dated to ca. 1315, it has been suggested that it was the katholikon of the Monastery of the Almighty.

It was converted to a mosque by Yakup Pasha in the reign of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II (r. 1481–1512) and named after him Yakup Pasha Mosque. In 1988, it was included among the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Sandrien Verloy (7 months ago)
Very beautiful church .. a must see
Izabela Stanek (14 months ago)
It was closed and I really wanted to see it
Christos Vathis (2 years ago)
A beautiful church that must visit and take some photos
Tolga DAĞLIER (2 years ago)
From 13th century,an impressed monument..
Rock Cyprus (2 years ago)
Another Byzantine gem from the 14th century AD, the Golden Age of Thessaloniki! Situated very close to where the Great Fire of 1917 started, at the lower part of the Ano Poli area, it is a tetrastyle cross-in--square church with five wonderful domes! There are also some interesting murals on the interior of the church, which survived over the centuries.
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