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Address: 5 Andrea Ioannou Street | Adjoined to the Bishopric - Near Agios Theodoros Church, Paphos, Cyprus
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+357 26 931393

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A wondeful colelction of icons

A small museum with a wonderful collection of Icons painted on wood plus some other items worth seeing. A bit hard to find as its on the Hill and not in the harbour area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

A small museum with a wonderful collection of Icons painted on wood plus some other items worth seeing. A bit hard to find as its on the Hill and not in the harbour area.

Thank berenicewatersm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Although quite small, and able to see in a couple of hours, the icons on display are amazing. So beautiful and real antiques. I spent a lovely time here, feel that others would benefit by the experience.

Thank Vixter73London
Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a smallish museum of objects from churches in the Paphos district consisting mainly of Byzantine icons. The museum is in some need of repair - there is damp evident on some of the inside walls - but it's very interesting. There are other artefacts on show including some frescos (wall paintings) from ruined churches, wood carvings and other... More 

Thank Alan Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

The museum is in the Paphos bishop’s Palace and it is rather interesting for the ones who are fond of icons as very good ones can be contemplated in one of the two rooms of the museum. Most of paintings of this kind, which are linked with the oriental Christianity, and which are exhibited in that museum consist of images... More 

Thank periandro
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

And if you don't like icons, don't bother. This is a very fine collection of icons from the earliest times.

Thank Sanz1820
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

An absolutely stunning collection of Byzantine icons, mostly 12th - 19th century AD, but one icon of St Marina dating to the 7th - 8th century AD which survived the Iconoclastic Period and Arab raiders. There are also manuscripts, icon screens, frescoes, and ecclesiastical vestments and silver. The icons are awe-inspiring and very moving. Some of the 12th century icons... More 

Thank wendyanddavid536
Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I visited this Museum and I was disappointed. Lack of creativity and originality. Was not surprised nor expected anything. Easy to visit though. It takes 5 to 10mn to see it all.

Thank DubSim
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

I had assumed that it was a museum of the period in general but turned out to be exclusively a museum of paintings of saints from former churches. Worth a wander round but not what I'd expected.

Thank Nigel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

I am a lover of Icons, and this is just the place to go. It is not a massive museum, but it has wonderful quality Icons... not to be missed!

Thank lechatnoir7
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

We arrived at the entrance to this museum, asked the price (2.50 Euros each). There was a sign indicating no food and no photography but nowhere did it say you could not take your bags round with you. The woman on the desk was singularly unhelpful and said if we wouldn't leave our bags in the lockers we could not... More 

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