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Archbishop Makarios III Foundation - Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries

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Address: 5 Andrea Loannou | Archiepiskopou Kyprianou Square, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
Phone Number: 06-231392
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Byzantyne art museum

There is a superb collection of magnificent Byzantine icons. There are more than200 pieces from several centuries

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Xalapa, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a superb collection of magnificent Byzantine icons. There are more than200 pieces from several centuries

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The collection of Icons is extensive and demonstrates their long history. Many are in excellent condition and could almost be contemporary. There is an interesting insight to the problems a divided Cyprus faces in mosaics taken from Christian Churches in Northern Cyprus by Turkish dealers and recovered via German courts and now on display here.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I love Greek icons and this museum has one of the finest collections I have ever seen in my life, this visit is a must for the enthusiast and tourists alike, it can be walked about to get a flavour of it in an hour or leave at least 2 if you like this type of art. Shame you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

When it comes to rating museums for their icons, we liked this one best. Better than the one in Thessaloniki, although that museum has a much more varied Byzantine collection, or Athens, which is really good, but does not have a very impressive collection of icons. We did not have time to view the art gallery here in Nicosia.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have a cultural interest in icons, as I am of Cypriot heritage and am fascinated by religious history. However, there are a lot of icons on display and the museum would not be everyone's liking. The artwork that was plundered from the North is of particular interest, as it has been recovered from the black market.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This museum is off the main area of Nicosia. The building and Byzantine church are very interesting. Large area inside covered with holy paintings and relics. Entry E4.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The Byzantine Museum is part of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation compound; it is huge, clean and very well organized; it has a huge collection of old Byzantine Icons, Paintings and Mosaics; you may spend the whole day wondering the beauty of the Icons. Unfortunately photos are not allowed even without a flash; still the 4 Euros entry fee is... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

It's a very small museum consisted of four rooms. All the exhibits are poorly presented without good descriptions. Disappointing experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

This is a great collection of Byzantine icons. Nice, well displayed and explanatory. Unfortunately the palace is open only once per year...

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

This a unique collection of Byzantine icons, mosaics, wall paintings, manuscripts, wood carvings, vestments and ecclesiastical utensils dating as back as the 12th century and which apparently were collected for conservation and protection under the same roof, from rural churches all over Cyprus. The Art Galleries on the upper floors house works of art by Cypriot artists of the 20th... More 

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