This impressive round building is one of the famous places in Thessaloniki. It is the oldest Thessaloniki's church, and maybe the oldest Christian church in the world.
The Rotunda was built in 306 AD by Galerius, the Roman Emperor, probably as a temple of Zeus or as a mausoleum of Galerius. Then it was converted into a Christian church dedicated to the Holy Bodiless Powers. Then the Rotunda was turned into a mosque. A towering minaret added at those times survives today. Today the Rotunda is a historical monument.
I would recommend going in for a while, so worth it. The entrance fee is €2. Inside you see the impressive mosaic originated from the 5th c. You are allowed to do photos. Amazing place, must-see when you visit Thessaloniki.
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