Hagia Sophia in Thessaloniki
Visit one of the Oldest Churches of Greece
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Oct - Apr
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About Hagia Sophia in Thessaloniki
The Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki is a famous tourists’ destination in Thessaloniki, because of it being one of the oldest churches of the city. Due to its architectural excellence, the building has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Site along with various other buildings and monuments of the city of Thessaloniki.
The Hagia Sophia history dates back to the 8th century, according to various historians. However, there are many pieces of evidence of it being built even before the 6th century. Being such an old building, the Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki holds an important place in the history of Greece, because firstly, it may be even older than the famous church in Istanbul, and secondly, it has seen all the good as well as bad days experienced by Greece.
The Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki is a church, but in around 16th century, it was converted into a mosque. However, later in 1917, it was again reconstructed to be used as a church. The Hagia Sophia history makes it an important site to visit in Greece, and also one of the major tourists’ attractions of the place. There was a fire in the church in 1917 due to which many interiors and decorations were damaged badly. However, with the help of experts, Greece restored a lot of them and rebuilt the dome around the 1980s.
The beauty of Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki lies in its mosaics and other interior decorations, which serve as a museum now. Though the outer walls of the church look plain and ordinary, one must visit the place to have a look at its extravagant interiors which take the tourists to a different Greek era altogether. The walls of the Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki are simple, but the whole modern setting that the place gets due to the nearby gardens and fountains is commendable. One must travel to Thessaloniki Greece to have a look at this beauty of the past, and various others that depict the true essence of the life of ancient Greeks.
The mosaics of Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki are beautiful and portray the whole story of the place in the best way possible. They depict the Ascension of Christ and holds pictures of some of the famous people of that time with their families and children. The dome of Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki is about 32 feet high, which is sure to leave every tourist gazing at the monument due to its beauty.
There are many other attractions near the Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki which one must visit like the Hagia Sophia Square, which is located on the North West side of the main church. Apart from this, there is a Terkenlis and Byzantium pastry shop which one must visit to indulge in some nice delicacies of the place.
Thus, it would be right to say that the Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki and various other monuments and structures like these are a must visit in order to have a peek into the Greece history. One must travel to Thessaloniki Greece to find out more about these places, and explore them to the fullest.
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There is no well-defined dress code, but people are restricted from wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts in the premises.
Yes, one can take as many photos and videos of the place as they like.
Day-time is the best time to visit tiffin top to experience the sun set before heading back to the main city.
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