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Veria, Macedonia, Greece Veria gallery 8 of 12
The Sinan Tuzci Hamam in the centre of Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

The 15th century Sinan Tuzci Hamam in the centre of Veria.
  Like the Romans, the Arabs and Turks considered public baths an important part of daily life, and the Ottomans built impressive hamams throughout their empire. After Greece gained its independence in the 19th to early 20th century and the Turkish population left, most of these hamams sadly fell into disuse.

As in the case of the declining Roman Empire, when the legions deserted their outposts and the baths and other public buildings crumbled, perhaps the Greek subjects of the defunct Ottoman Empire had no use for such foreign trappings, or perhaps they were were too expensive in terms of fuel to maintain.
 

The Sinan Tuzci Hamam, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Like most of Veria's surviving old buildings, the Sinan Tuzci Hamam
is hidden among the sidestreets of the town. You could drive
through Veria and never know that they were here.
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The Saint Paul monument, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

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The Medressa Mosque, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

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The Orta Mosque, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Orta Mosque
Sinan Tuzci Hamam, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Sinan Tuzci Hamam
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