Tzistarakis Mosque, Athens

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  • Athens - Tzistarakis Mosque
    Athens - Tzistarakis Mosque
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
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    Athens - Tzistarakis Mosque
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    Tzistarakis Mosque
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    Tzistarakis Mosque

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jul 24, 2008

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    Athens - Tzistarakis Mosque
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    This Mosque stands in front of the Monastiraki Station.
    Tzistarakis (or Tsistarakis) was a governor (voivode) of Athens at the middle of the eighteenth century who constructed this Mosque. He brought to this mosque some columns from the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

    As he did it without due permission of the Sultan he was heavily fined and chased out from his position. The minaret was destroyed after 1821. The Mosque once used as prison is now the Museum of Greek Poplar Art.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Athens on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37º 58' 33.43" N 23º 43' 32.96" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Dzisdaraki Mosque .

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    Tzistarakis Mosque Ceramics Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 4, 2005

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    Tzistarakis Mosque

    This Ottoman Mosque on Monastiraki square has been converted into a ceramics museum. The mosque dates from 1759.

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