Statue of Alexander the Great

Point of interest in Thessaloniki

A city trademark that represents the greatest of the Macedonian kings and is an integral part of the seaside promenade of Thessaloniki.

The statue of Alexander the Great is situated at the seaside promenade of Thessaloniki. It represents the Macedonian king Alexander the Great riding Voukefalas, the horse that accompanied the general on his campaigns for 20 years.

The statue was sculpted by the artist Evangelos Moustakas. It is made out of bronze while the final part of the construction process took place at the workshops of "Renzo Michelucci" in Pistoia, Italy.

The inauguration of the statue took place in 1974 and today is placed on a 5-meters high pedestal made out of dark-colored marble that comes from Melissochori of Thessaloniki. The statue itself weighs 4 tons and is 6 meters high. Furthermore, some meters west of the statue someone can distinguish an embossed representation of the "Battle of Issus" where Alexander the Great won the Persian king Darius the third at the battlefield.

The area that surrounds the statue is covered with white marble from Veria and serves as a meeting and exercising point for the skateboard lovers of Thessaloniki. This characteristic together with the fact that everyone that chooses to have a promenade at the seafront of Thessaloniki passes by the statue, makes the area a lively and busy spot.

Finally, we have to point out that the statue area hosted the mass demonstration of Thessaloniki's citizens and those of Macedonia and northern Greece that took place in 1992 and 2019. Those rallies were triggered due to the incorrect use of the name and the history of Macedonia from the Skopje capital of the northern neighbor of Greece.

About Statue of Alexander the Great

Last updated: 16 Apr 2021

Location
address Alexander the Great Garden, Promenade, Thessaloniki, 546 21, Greece
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