The Bezesteni is a rectangular building covered by six domes originally lined with lead. The Bezesteni was and still is a market hall. This covered market place was built by Vayazit II at the end of the 15th century and constituted for many years the center of commercial life for Thessaloniki. As it is stated, the Bezesteni was built to provide protection for the most valuable merchandise, such as the finest clothes and gold goods. This was where it got its name from, Bezesteni, meaning "clothes market". It is most interesting that over the centuries the original character and function of the place has not been lost.
Hamza Bey Mosque
Alatza Imaret Mosque
Built in 1484, today the building is used for cultural events and exhibitions. It belongs in the category of early Ottoman mosques, which covered other needs besides the religious, such as providing food, accommodation, a meeting place for monastic orders etc. It was named Alatza Imaret (meaning colourfull poor house) both due to the coloured oval stones which decorated the minaret and to the poor house which functioned next to it.