Visit of our school to the wonderful Bey Hamam of Thessaloniki

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Built in 1444, Bey Hamam is the oldest off all the Ottoman baths in Thessaloniki and one of the most important buildings that integrate Ottoman architecture. It is located in the center of the city north of Aristotelous Plaza

Bey Hamam was constructed by Murat II after the Ottoman invasion in 1430. The baths are considered among others, a basic element of the Ottoman culture. In terms of art and decoration they are considered unique for their impressive colorful designs and wall paintings that include rich series of painted depictions of plants and other elements.

Marble basins and low marble benches can be found in most rooms while the traditional massage table in the center of the main room still survives. Some of the rooms have beautifully decorated domes with small openings on the top that allows natural light to enter thus creating a beautiful sight!