I didn't enjoy visiting this museum for two reasons. First - I'm not a museum person, second - I think there was some repair. For me there wasn't much to see.
As part of our group travel to Antakya our trip guide took us to the "Mosaic Museum". I am not a museum person usually but this museum really got my attention. It is a beautiful building full of Roman and Byzantine mosaics dating back to the 2nd and 3rd century. I believe it is a must see on your travels.
There are some great Frescos to see, albeit most of them are partial. The museum itself could be better kept. There were a number of random air-conditioners in a couple of the rooms that were obstructing the frescos. The back room though that has archaeological pieces in order of time periods was really fascinating, and made the trip worthwhile. You... More
A must see place if you visit Antakya, used to called Antioch in the roman empire. The mosaics are so amazing, however if you travel without guide, you need to get detail information about the mosaics first as the museum you hardly find detailed informations inside the museum.
Antakya has an incrediblly important place in the acient roman history and the museum is supposed to show the most beautiful mozaiks that built in the acient roman history, howver the museum is so unsufficient showing them, no lingual assistance, no books or hardly find a giftshop inside the museum. Regardless of theses, it is till worth take a tour... More
While the museum may not be as large as the ones in Istanbul, there is an authentic feel about it. The mosaics and sarcophagus were so interesting and just plain beautiful. To get a feel of how much this region has changed nationalities is evident with all of the relics. Well worth the visit.
great and interesting facts , it gives me a glimpse of how life was hundreds of years ago. I couldn't believe to see the rich artifacts of the past which i have seen only on books and posters before. now seeing them personally amazed me especially the mozaic paintings, how could they managed to collect different colors and shapes of... More
Once in Antakya, this museum should be among the first places to visit. It was open back in 1948 and latest amendment was made in 2000 when the big and very impressive sarcophagus was put in display. Many people mistake this museum for a mosaic museum as it has the second largest mosaic collection in the world, but this is... More
Especially the mosaics draw the attention here, as they are of great quality and quatity. The setting is not as good and modern as Gaziantep but here you are much closer to them and surrounded really by a lot of them. Also nice collection of coins. entrance 8 try, free for kids
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