Attractions Nicosia Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum

The Byzantine Museum, within the walled city of Lefkosia (Nicosia), contains the richest and most representative collection of Byzantine art on the island. Over 200 icons dating from the 9th to the 19th centuries, as well as sacred vessels, vestments, robes and books are exhibited there.

The collection includes many icons dating from the 12th century, when iconography was at its peak. One of the most notable exhibits is the famous 6th century mosaics from the church of Panagia Kanakaria in Lythragkomi Village, that were brought back to Cyprus after having been illegally exported from the occupied part of the island.

Region: Lefkosia
Address: Plateia Archiepiskopou Kyprianou (within the Archbishopric)
Contact No: Tel: +357 22 430 008, Fax: +357 22 430 667
Operating Hours: Museum: Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00 (except in August)
Closed on Sunday.
Operating Period: All year round
Closed on Public Holidays
Entrance Fee: Adults €4,00 / Students €2,00

Courtesy of CTO

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