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.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1484
Category: Religious sites in Greece

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Jacob LED (12 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.
Jacob LED (12 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 (12 months ago)
A historical mosque 1484 in need of renovation build by Ishak Pasha Grand Vizier of the Ottoman empire.
Anthony Manmohan (12 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 €
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Royal Palace of Olite

The Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite was one of the seats of the Court of the Kingdom of Navarre, since the reign of Charles III 'the Noble' until its conquest by Castile (1512). The fortification is both castle and palace, although it was built more like a courtier building to fulfill a military function.

On an ancient Roman fortification was built during the reign of Sancho VII of Navarre (13th century) and extended by his successors Theobald I and Theobald II, which the latter was is installed in the palace in 1269 and there he signed the consent letter for the wedding of Blanche of Artois with his brother Henry I of Navarre, who in turn, Henry I since 1271 used the palace as a temporary residence. This ancient area is known as the Old Palace.

Then the palace was housing the Navarrese court from the 14th until 16th centuries, Since the annexation (integration) of the kingdom of Navarre for the Crown of Castile in 1512 began the decline of the castle and therefore its practically neglect and deterioration. At that time it was an official residence for the Viceroys of Navarre.

In 1813 Navarrese guerrilla fighter Espoz y Mina during the Napoleonic French Invasion burned the palace with the aim to French could not make forts in it, which almost brought in ruin. It is since 1937 when architects José and Javier Yarnoz Larrosa began the rehabilitation (except the non-damaged church) for the castle palace, giving it back its original appearance and see today. The restoration work was completed in 1967 and was paid by the Foral Government of Navarre.