Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki

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Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
Thessaloniki - St Catherine church.jpg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Greece Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 40°38′36″N 22°56′39″E / 40.643213°N 22.944237°E / 40.643213; 22.944237
Criteria Cultural: i, ii, iv
Reference 456
Inscription 1988 (12th Session)
Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki is located in Greece
Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki
Location of Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki

The Church of Saint Catherine (Greek: Αγία Αικατερίνη) is a late Byzantine church in the northwestern corner of the Ano Poli (also called Old Town and literally the Upper Town) of Thessaloniki, Greece. The church dates to the Palaiologan period, but its exact dating and original dedication are unknown, from its interior decoration, which survives in fragments and is dated to ca. 1315, it has been suggested that it was the katholikon of the Monastery of the Almighty. It was converted to a mosque by Yakup Pasha in the reign of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II (r. 1481–1512) and named after him Yakup Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Yakup Paşa Camii). In 1988, it was included among the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

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  • Kourkoutidou-Nikolaidou, E.; Tourta, A. (1997), Wandering in Byzantine Thessaloniki, Kapon Editions, pp. 116–120, ISBN 960-7254-47-3