The Old Mosque

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Areos & Pandrosou, Athens, Greece
0030 210 3242066

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Johnpro Johnpro
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Mosque Traditional Pottery ! Jan 02, 2012
History :

Monastiraki Square is the hub of life around here and the main street leading off takes one to narrow streets with a thousand artifacts to buy and sell. On one corner of the square is a relic of the Turkish occupation .

The Mosque minus minaret built by the Athenian Moslem, Tsisdarakis in 1759 .

This unique collection comprises a host of decorative and practical pieces including dishes, vases, washbasins, candlesticks, figurines, moneyboxes, jugs, storage jars, and even earthenware musical instruments such as the toubeleki (a kind of oblong drum). It is divided into two sections.

The first is on the ground floor, and consists chiefly of works by renowned artists such as Minas Avramidis and Makarios Vardaxis from Kutahya in Asia Minor, Nikolaos Giasiranis from Rhodes, Nikolaos Theodorou and Dimitris Mygdalinos.

The second section is in the attic which was added to the mosque during its restoration by Anastasios Orlandos in 1915. It encompasses practical ceramics by unknown artists, classified by geographical area so as to highlight local particularities with respect to techniques and use of color.

Useful Links :

What around : Acropoli , Kerameikos, Acropoilis Museum , Plaka , Monastiraki .

How to go : In the center of monastiraki square just beside Roman agora (ancient agora) - Hadrian’s Library ! Metro @ Monastiraki station

Tips :

Opening hours and tickets :

Daily, except Tuesday: 09:00-14:30

Sunday free entrance

I don’t have idea about the ticket price because get there Sunday and it’s free , maybe is completely free or have a ticket something like 2 euro ! I can not help you more but you can call the if you want ! Tel no. 210 3242066

In public museums there are certain days when admission is free for all visitors:

• every Sunday from 1 November to 31 March

• the first Sunday of April, May, June and October or the second if the first happens to

be a holiday

• 6 March – Melina Mercouri Day

• 18 April – World Monument Day

• 5 June – World Environment Day

The photos are from 2011 & 2012 !

P.s. I make the review like a small guide ! I know is more better and easier to read ! If you ask me what I like ? I like all of them and love to be a tourist in my city :)

I am not Historical or a Guide , just explore my city :) . For extra informations contact with me :).
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Johnpro says:
Hello Andrew !
Thank you for your comment :)
Yes build that under Ottoman dynasty and specially Athens have-had two Mosques ! One is on my review used as museum and the other one couple meters away Fethiye Mosque) , and used under Archaeological society . The government try to build a new mosque but always the orthodox community (96% of population are orthodox) found a problem and block the erection :) Greece is a fanatic Christian community with close religion mind and no respect to the others :) Big story without end :)
Other towns in Greece and special to the north have many mosques :)
Posted on: Feb 22, 2012
Andy99 says:
The mosque was built when Greece was under Ottoman dominion, I believe? Are there other mosques to note in Athens?
Posted on: Feb 21, 2012
Johnpro says:
Old Mosque :) It's working now like a museum but it's really nice inside :) Thank you for your comment Cicie !
Posted on: Feb 20, 2012
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