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Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius Arch of Galerius
The Arch of Galerius is a monument that is one of the most characteristic spots of Thessaloniki. It is called Kamara by the locals, since that’s how Arch is translated in Greek. It was built during the 4th century AD to honour the victorious war of Galerius against the Persians, and it is very close to another historic place of Thessaloniki, the building of Rotonda. Today, two main pessaries and a secondary smaller one are still standing and have reliefs of war scenes and battles on marble. The central, main Arch is 9,7 metres wide and 12,5 metres tall and under it Via Regia was passing through. In fact, tram lines were passing under Kamara until 1953. It is a meeting spot of locals, and especially younger people and students. During the summer you can see people with guitars sitting on the park next to Kamara.
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One of the most common places for meetings at the city, every local had the following conversation at least once in his life... "where are we meeting? Kamara... ok see you there".
5 years agoαπάντηση (2) like!

Η "καμάρα" ήταν πάντα σημείο συνάντησης αλλά και το πιο διαχρονικό σύμβολο της πόλης από τα Ρωμαϊκά χρόνια μέχρι σήμερα!
5 years ago

Και κέντρο και κοντά στα πανεπιστήμια και απόλυτο σύμβολο όπως αναφέρεις CortoMaltese αλλά δυστυχώς πάλι κάπως καταπονημένο και "λερωμένο" από τα καυσαέρια. Η τελευταία συντήρηση πρέπει να είχε γίνει στα πλαίσια της πολιτιστικής πρωτεύουσας αν δεν κάνω λάθος...
5 years ago
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