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Archbishop Makarios III Foundation - Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries

5 Andrea Loannou | Archiepiskopou Kyprianou Square, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
06-231392
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Rich history

Archbishop Makarios III foundation exhibits the history of the first President of the Republic of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Κυριακος Χ
Interesting Byzantine Icons

Our local friend recommended a visit to the Foundation's museum and gallery. With a modest interest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David O
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London, United Kingdom
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5 Andrea Loannou | Archiepiskopou Kyprianou Square, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Archbishop Makarios III foundation exhibits the history of the first President of the Republic of Cyprus. A place undeniably important for people that what to find more about the island's history.

Thank Κυριακος Χ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our local friend recommended a visit to the Foundation's museum and gallery. With a modest interest in art we spent a pleasant couple of hours going through the religously themed art gallery and then focussing on the Byzantine icons. The latter were a gem. Although...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is quite an impressive building and the museum inside it is also interesting. The entry fee is quite low. There are many icons and other artifacts from Byzantine cathedrals and monasteries. It is an interesting museum also because you do get an education of...More

Thank Lasa88
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I was in the area and went out of curiosity.some eye catching items.Also. a propaganda piece about how the Turks were destroying everything.In my view true or not this has no place in a museum.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 11 January 2017

One would need at least 3-4 hours to do justice. With a low entry fee of Euro 4, I entered the musuem with the whole day to spare. On the ground floor outside the entrance they had the history of Archbishop Makarios with pictures and...More

Thank Frank_from_perth
Reviewed 3 December 2016

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

Thank bruno123452015
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...More

Thank Michael H
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...More

Thank LadyMalfoy
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...More

Thank Beverly H
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...More

Thank tombillinge
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