Thessaloniki is a city with long heritage, rooted in tradition and local culture, a city creating history up to the day. Once you arrive to the nymph of Thermaikos you may hear the echoes of the past and witness the passing of time in every corner.
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But if you look closely, you’ll also see the present and future rising before your eyes through the modern monuments and inspired designs adorning the city.
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The first major jewel of the city, Aristotelous Square was realized after the fire of 1917 by the French architect Ernest Hébrard with its main axis leading all the way to the sea.
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Another famous modern monument of the capital is the OTE tower at the entrance of TIF envisioned by the architect Athanasiadis in 1969. The TIF itself follows the modern trends of architecture as well.
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Another exceptional modern monument is that of Alexander the Great adorning the new beach. The New beach also features the statue of St. Chrysostomos of Smyrna and the monument of the Holocaust of the city’s Jews.
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Worth observing are also the M1 & M2 buildings of the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki. M1 inspired by the Byzantine architecture and M2 designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.
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Some of the most characteristic sculptures of the city are the sculpture of TIF in Sintrivani Square and the Umbrellas (1997) on the new beach, both works by Giorgos Zongolopoulos.
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Other important modern architectural monuments of Thessaloniki can be found at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki such as the Polytechnic School, the Central Library, the Administration Building, the Building of Economics and Political Sciences as well as the Ceremony Hall.
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There are also several declared preservable monuments of modern heritage worth visiting including the Archeological museum of Thessaloniki and the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
If you are fond of architecture and art, the city of Thessaloniki is a mecca of inspiration, bridging the past, the present and future against the backdrop of the Thermaikos gulf. Arrange your stay at City Hotel enjoy special discounts of up to 20% for an urban nature experience you won’t forget.
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