Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
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The Basilica of Hagios Demetrios
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 456
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Coordinates 40°38′20″N 22°56′53″E / 40.63889°N 22.94806°E / 40.63889; 22.94806
Inscription history
Inscription 1988 (12th Session)

The city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, for several centuries the second-most important city of the Byzantine Empire, played an important role for Christianity during the Middle Ages and was decorated by impressive buildings. In 1988, fifteen monuments of Thessaloniki were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites:[1][2]

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Coordinates: 40°38′19.76″N 22°56′52.29″E / 40.6388222°N 22.9478583°E / 40.6388222; 22.9478583