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TravellingModern MacedoniaSiatistaThe mansions of Siatista

The mansions of Siatista

The Sanouko mansion
The Poulko mansion
The Nerantzopoulos mansion
The Kanatsoulis mansion
The Maliongas mansion
The Manousis mansion
The Keratzis mansion
The Lioutaris mansion

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The facade of the Poulko mansion
Part of the facade, showing painted rosettes and a ship between the lunettes, 1752-1759, Siatista, Poulko mansion.

Constantinople, in the Poulko mansion
Wall-painting with a depiction of Constantinople, probably showing its siege by the Turks, from the 'bas ondas' (sitting-room), 1752-1759, Siatista, Poulko mansion.

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The facade of the Poulko mansion
Siatista, 1752-1759

Constantinople, in the Poulko mansion

The Poulko (or Poulkidis) mansion stands in the Yerania neighbourhood and, as the inscription above the entrance testifies, its construction began in 1752.

Its facade, in the section just under the roof, is decorated with stylized ornamental motifs (rosettes, stars) and a ship. In the upper rooms the plaster transom windows can still be seen with their complex stained glass designs.

In addition, the decorated plaster fireplace in an upstairs room is an exceptional work. Among the wall-paintings is one of Constantinople that seems to depict its siege by the Turks.

See Also
History - The period from 1430 to 1821
Civilization - Secular painting (1700-1913)
Travelling - Modern Macedonia

Macedonian Heritage
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