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Museum of Icons

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Address: ul. Zamkowa 1, Sanok, Poland

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Fantastic museum

You can lear a lot about Sanok history. All in Polish and English language. The new wing with Beksinski paintings was fantastic, high standard. Must see if you in Sanok

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

You can lear a lot about Sanok history. All in Polish and English language. The new wing with Beksinski paintings was fantastic, high standard. Must see if you in Sanok

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The museum is small, but has wonderful exhibition. Of course icons are famous and fabulous, but it also features history as well as the largest collection of Zdzislaw Beksinski - famous Polish artist.

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Thank Tom4Asz
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Icons from the 17th and 18th cent. are mostly low quality: too much Western influence. In Sanok museum they have a high quality collection of 15th and 16th cent. icons.

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Thank Johan S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Perhaps only of interest to those with a serious interest this is a fascinating museum where Catholic and Orthodox icons meet.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Enjoyed the hundreds of religious icons on display from the past centuries. So glad this museum is there as many of the Eastern Orthodox Churches were closed in Poland after WWII -1947. Ironic just off the parking lot of this museum is an Orthodox Church, most after WWII were converted to Roman Catholic Churches or demolished. If fact one church... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We made 400km to visit this museum and it was worth the long trip. One of the most beautifull icon collection in Europe. To take the guide is reccomended although they should practise the foreign languages. The name of our guide was Przemyslaw. Very competent one but shy. Ask him questions. I bet, his answer would satisfy you.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We visited the museum with a group and had a guide - it was very interesting and beautiful even for someone who saw many icons in many museums. For people nee to this - better to have a guide

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

For art buffs like us, this museum was a delight. The icon section is very interesting and the contemporary artists on display are not to be missed. Excellent restoration of the castle itself.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

excellent exhibition of very old and rare icons, giving you and opportunity to learn about whole process and history of the icon writng and sacral/ religious art, to be seen

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Kyiv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

After many promoted museums in the Europe and USA I was amaized when I saw the icons in this museum. I agree with others that it is the best icons museum in the world! Open air museum + icon museum make Sanok town "a must" when visiting not only Poland but also EU.

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