Located on the southeast side of the Byzantine city. Its name implies the existence of another building, the Medresse (theological school), not preserved today. It is adjacent to and behind the Altar of Apostle Paul and the elementary school. It is preserved in good condition. It was built in 1850 with materials of Apostle Paul’s Byzantine church, which was demolished after having been converted into a mosque by Mussa Tselebi, conqueror of the town. On the side of the mosque, there was a theological school (Medresses) until 1922 which was burned down and gave its name to the mosque. It shared the enclosure with the altar of Apostle Paul, where religious, spiritual discussions took place.
Chounkiar Mosque. Old Cathedral
This is the old cathedral of Veria (11th century) which during the Ottoman period was converted into a mosque named Chounkiar Mosque (Ηϋnkâr Camii) (Mosque of Victory). From this building phase are still visible the minaret and part of internal and external coatings of the temple.
One room building topped by a dome with portico on the western and northern side. Based on the masonry, which is reminiscent of similar early Ottoman buildings in Thessaloniki, should be one of the oldest buildings of its type and dates back to the first half of the 15th century.