Alaca Imaret Mosque

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Alaca Imaret Mosque
Αλατζά Ιμαρέτ
Thessaloniki (10).JPG
Alaca Imaret after restoration
Religion
AffiliationIslam
DistrictThessaloniki
ProvinceThessaloniki
RegionMacedonia
Location
LocationGreece Thessaloniki, Greece
Architecture
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleIslamic, Ottoman architecture
Completed1484 or 1487
Specifications
Minaret(s)1, now destroyed
Materialsstone and brick

Alaca Imaret Mosque or Ishak Pasha Mosque (Greek: Αλατζά Ιμαρέτ), literally the "colourful mosque", is a 15th-century Ottoman mosque in Thessaloniki, Greece.[1]

Architecture[edit]

Interior

It was built by order of Ishak Pasha in 1484 or 1487.[1] It consists of a mosque with an imaret (public charity kitchen). The mosque and imaret are not in use anymore. The mosque has a reverse T plan common to early Ottoman architecture, the prayer hall is covered by two large domes, it has a portico covered by five smaller domes. It had one minaret, which was destroyed after 1912, after Thessaloniki was liberated by the Greek Army and became part of the modern Greek state. It is under restoration till now.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Sultan of Vezirs: The Life and Times of the Ottoman Grand Vezir Mahmud Pasha Angelović (1453-1474), Théoharis Stavrides, pagge 413, 2001
  • Picture of the building from above. [1]

Coordinates: 40°38′21″N 22°56′59″E / 40.63917°N 22.94972°E / 40.63917; 22.94972