The Municipal Museum of Ioannina is located inside the city castle and is housed in the Aslan Pasha Mosque. The mosque was built in 1618 at the place where, according to tradition, the church of St. John existed in the Byzantine era. During the Ottoman Empire, it was the nucleus of a large religious and educational complex, from which today survive the Mausoleum (Tourbes), the Religious School (Mendreses) and the Cookery.
The Municipal Museum houses three collections, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, representative of the castle’s inhabitants throughout its long history. The items are donations from prominent families, dating from the 18th to 20th century. Also you can see weapons and clothing typical of the Turkish occupation. The items of the Christian collection include ecclesiastical silverware, vestments and ecclesiastical books from Archbishop Spyridon’s Collection. The Jewish collection features items from the building of the old synagogue, the once flourishing Jewish community of Ioannina. Items from the Muslim element are on display in the central area. There are 16th, 17th and 18th century Oriental fabrics, Ali-Pasha-era wood furniture and ivory, bronze objects and Muslim books.
In the areas surrounding the mosque there is the gunpowder storehouse, the cave of Dionysius the Philosopher, tombs of prominent Turks and the medieval tower.
Every day 8:30 – 16:30
Regular ticket: 2€
Reduced ticket|: 1€
Phone: +30 26510 26356
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