THE MOSAIC OF RELIGIONS
Thessaloniki is marked as a multicultural city, as it was inhabited by various cultures over the centuries that left their strong and lasting imprint. From its establishment until today, Thessaloniki’s residents of many different religions, traditional customs and cultures have co-existed in harmony. Today, the impressive variety of the various religions, which flourished in the city, is reflected by its magnificent places of worship that survived over time and at the same time preserved the beliefs, the traditions and culture of each individual community. In the historic center of Thessaloniki, six unique communities have left their trails of presence: Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Evangelical, Catholic and Armenian, which all individually formed their society and neighborhoods, while maintaining their singularities and enriching the cultural heritage of the city.
The purpose of the route is for visitors to get acquainted with all those unique, religious communities through their architecture, the way they coexisted – either more or less harmoniously from time to time – and how they defined the image of contemporary Thessaloniki.
23 & 24 October 2021
11:00-16:00, new tour every 15′
Alaca Imaret, 91-93 Kassandrou St.
Armenian Church, 4 Dialetti St.
approximately 2 hours
photo: Giannis Simitopoulos
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