White Tower in Thessaloniki
Visit the incredible White Tower of Thessaloniki
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About White Tower in Thessaloniki
A visit to the White Tower of Thessaloniki is a must when someone is on a trip to the city, because the tower is a symbol that represents the city, and any trip would be incomplete without visiting such a popular tourist destination. Located near the waterfront, the White Tower Thessaloniki Greece is a monument and a museum. However, its history dates back to the 15th century.
The White Tower of Thessaloniki holds great importance in the Greek history. The unique position of the tower and its unique architecture are all because of a reason. The White Tower Thessaloniki Greece was used as a fort for the harbour defences, a garrison, and a prison. For those wondering when was the White Tower of Thessaloniki built, it was made in the 15th century to replace an older fortification of the 12th century.
The White Tower of Thessaloniki is an architectural marvel, which is in the form of a cylinder with a diameter of 23m, and height of 34m. The outer wall has a spiral ramp, while there is a central room which can be accessed from all the six floors of the building from the inside. The White Tower Thessaloniki is a historical building set and established against a modern backdrop. This is the main reason for it being so popular amongst the tourists that it has become a tourist attraction in the city.
As the White Tower Thessaloniki Greece served the purpose of a fortress, garrison and a prison, the building was earlier referred to as ‘Tower of Blood’ or ‘Red Tower’ due to a number of people being captured and kept here. The White Tower of Thessaloniki has seen a lot of deaths as compared to the other monuments and buildings in the city. However, in 1912 during the First Balkan War, the White Tower Thessaloniki Greece was whitewashed in order to make it free from its older name. It was after being whitewashed and totally cleaned that the White Tower of Thessaloniki became a symbol of the city, and started to represent Thessaloniki. Therefore, for the tower that stands right now in the city, one could say that the answer to- when was the White Tower of Thessaloniki built can be 1912 when it was renovated to become a famous tourist destination.
Recently, the White Tower Thessaloniki Greece is being used as a museum that showcases various eras and rules that used to exist in Greece. As it is known that Greece holds an important place in the history of World. Therefore all the monuments and places related to it are also very important in the World history. The White Tower of Thessaloniki has served as a fortress, Garrison and a prison, which means its value in the history of Greece and World is quite a lot.
Thus, it would be right to say that a visit to the city of Thessaloniki without a visit to the White Tower in Thessaloniki Greece would be incomplete.
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The exact address of White Tower Thessaloniki is Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece.
Yes, the building serves as a nice stop for taking some photographs and flaunting your stay in Thessaloniki Greece.
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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