Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki

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Church of St. Catherine
UNESCO World Heritage site
Thessaloniki - St Catherine church.jpg
Location Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
Part of Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki
Criteria Cultural: (i), (ii), (iv)
Reference 456-011
Inscription 1988 (12th Session)
Area 0.083 ha (0.21 acres)
Coordinates 40°39′7.6″N 22°57′26.9″E / 40.652111°N 22.957472°E / 40.652111; 22.957472Coordinates: 40°39′7.6″N 22°57′26.9″E / 40.652111°N 22.957472°E / 40.652111; 22.957472
Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki is located in Greece
Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki
Location of Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki in Greece

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