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Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki

Church of St. Catherine
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationThessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
Part ofPaleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (iv)
Reference456-011
Inscription1988 (12th Session)
Area0.083 ha (0.21 acres)
Coordinates40°38′35.5″N 22°56′39.5″E / 40.643194°N 22.944306°E / 40.643194; 22.944306
Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki is located in Greece
Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki
Location of Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki in Greece

The Church of Saint Catherine (Greek: Αγία Αικατερίνη) is a late Byzantine church in the northwestern corner of the Ano Poli, Thessaloniki, Greece.

History

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 (Turkish: Yakup Paşa Camii). In 1988, it was included among the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.[1]

See also

References

Sources

  • Kourkoutidou-Nikolaidou, E.; Tourta, A. (1997). Wandering in Byzantine Thessaloniki. Kapon Editions. pp. 116–120. ISBN 960-7254-47-3.


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