Alaca Imaret Mosque

Thessaloniki, Greece

Alaca Imaret Mosque or Ishak Pasha Mosque (literally the 'colourful mosque') was built by order of Ishak Pasha in 1484 or 1487. It consists of a mosque with an imaret (public charity kitchen). The mosque and imaret are not in use anymore. The mosque has a reverse T plan common to early Ottoman architecture, the prayer hall is covered by two large domes, it has a portico covered by five smaller domes. It had one minaret, which was destroyed after 1912, after Thessaloniki was liberated by the Greek Army and became part of the modern Greek state.



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Founded: 1484
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Jacob LED (5 months ago)
This mosque is made more then 500 years ago, survived many wars and crisis' but it's getting rotten in 21st century. I am sure something is wrong here. I was here 2 years ago and came this year again to see how it is doing. I can only confirm with my pictures. It is in a nice neighbourhood, it has a great garden and I am sure if it would have any social function the neighbourhood would benefit from its old spirit. Even if it's just a concert hall or library or whatever.. but please, please, please, don't let history rotten Greece. Keep them safe. It is a part of your beautiful country and history.
Anthony Manmohan (5 months ago)
A historical mosque 1484 in need of renovation build by Ishak Pasha Grand Vizier of the Ottoman empire.
Ana Jelic (2 years ago)
Beautiful Mosque. Too shame it has graffiti on ot.,trash around. It should be cleaned and make punishment that will cost 1.000.000 €
Eren Yıldız (2 years ago)
Wasn't able to go in. The place looks dirty from outside.
Mirko Fajoni (2 years ago)
Very interesting, especially the combination/contrast with the contemporary art exposed inside. The place definitely deserves to be visited.
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