Along with the Bezesteni, the Alatza Imaret, a former 15th-century mosque with a poorhouse, or almshouse, is one of the best-preserved Turkish buildings in Thessaloniki. Alatza (many-colored) refers to the tiles and stones that covered the mosque in its glory days. If you're lucky, it may be open for an exhibition when you visit; in that case, allow half an hour.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010
- tel: 2310/278-587
- Dimitrion Sq., just off Ayiou Nikolaou, half a block north of Kassandrou, 1 1/2 blocks north of the church of Ayios Dimitrios
- Open intermittently for exhibitions
- No Sweat
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