This is the best preserved mosque in Veria, with its minaret still preserved.
Veria (officially transliterated as Veroia, Greek: Βέροια or Βέρροια; Hebrew: ברואה or וריה; French: Béroia or Bérée; German: Beröa; Bulgarian: Бер; Turkish: Karaferye), historically also spelled Berea, is a city in northern Greece, located 511 km (317 mi) north-northwest of the capital Athens and 73 km (45 mi) west-southwest of Thessalonica.
Even by the standards of Greece, Veria is an old city; first mentioned in the writings of Thucydides in 432 BC, there is evidence that it was populated as early as 1,000 BC. Veria was an important possession for Philip II of Macedon (father of Alexander the Great) and later for the Romans. Apostle Paul famously preached in the city, and its inhabitants were among the first Christians in the Empire. Later, under the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, Veria was a center of Greek culture and learning. Today Veria is a commercial center of Central Macedonia, the capital of the regional unit of Imathia and the seat of a metropolitan bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church of Greece.
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Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-08-23 8:29
This is a really great perspective on this building, and presented against that beautiful blue sky! Superb. Love your excellent note too.
Zucca (4445) 2013-09-06 5:42
For me who knows only few things unfortunately about your wonderful country, it's quite a surprise to discover this mosque ! The contrast between the enlighted minaret and the rest of the mosque is well used, good angle and reflects on the windows.
Have a nice week-end !