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
Church of Saint Demetrios - panoramio.jpg
The Basilica of Hagios Demetrios (7th century)
Location Greece
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 456
UNESCO region Europe
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 Macedonia, 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