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This monument is in the center of Monastiraki. Outside is really impressive, but inside is nothing special and quite dirty. Better save money and time to see something different. The city and the around is full with better places to see.
"Tzisdarakis Mosque", is situated in the city center of Athens, in Monastiraki square, one of the most dense populated areas of Athens.
Beautiful building and as you are already in this area, why not?
A few words about it....
The mosque was built in 1759,...More
You cannot miss this building when in Monastiraki square. It seems almost a little out of place but is interesting as it has been preserved and demonstrates a different edge to the typical Ancient Greek architecture in the area.
You cannot miss this mosque as it is right next to the Monastiraki station. It has been preserved by letting it function as a mosque. The minaret is no longer present but the signs around it let you know that it is a mosque. Inside...More
This mosque is unusual, in that it is quite uncommon to see such buildings in Athens, and the fact it has been preserved. It is in the heart of Monastiraki and right next to some very significant archaeological remains. It was built in 1759 by...More
There is an archeological site that the entry is to the right of Tzisdarakis Mosque. It shows how how many different influences Athens went though in past 10,000 years and more remarkable what too place in Athens within the last 3,000 years.
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.