Yeni Mosque is the mosque of the Jews of Thessaloniki, who converted to Islam that perfectly combines the Muslim tradition with eclectic architecture.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
1925 Converted into an archaeological museum and remained so until 1963.
1986 Used as an exhibition space by the municipality.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
1902 Constructed on a design by the Italian architect Vitalliano Pozeli.
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
The Yeni Mosque (= New Mosque) was the mosque of the Jews of Thessaloniki, who converted to Islam (Doenme) and perfectly combines the Muslim tradition with eclecticism. Although it chronologically still belongs to the Ottoman period, the building is full of eclectic elements along with Renaissance and Art Nouveau ones, as are other buildings in the city. This shows the tendency of the Ottoman Empire to infuse a more European profile into the city at the dawn of the 20th century. It is also interesting that although it is a mosque, there are dozens of stars of David. Finally, it is worth seeing the significant early Christian and Roman sculptures from all over Thessaloniki exhibited in the courtyard.
What I can't see
This is the last mosque established in the city and the first beyond the walls. It is considered one of the most significant eclectic buildings. For a limited period of time, it hosted refugees and was later converted into an archaeological museum (as still seen on the inscription at the entrance). It currently serves as an exhibition space for the municipality.
- Address: 30 Archaeologikou Moussiou St.
- Phone: +30 2310 857978
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