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Archbishop Makarios III Foundation - Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries

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Interesting museum but a bit overpriced for its size

An interesting museum but at €4 each I expected it to be a bit bigger. I guess it felt a bit... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Varied collection

Ground floor features an extensive collection of byzantine religious art and icons primarily from... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Michael S
London, United Kingdom
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5 Andrea Loannou | Archiepiskopou Kyprianou Square, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum but at €4 each I expected it to be a bit bigger. I guess it felt a bit smaller, 25% smaller to be exact, as a quarter of it wasn’t even open. Would’ve felt that €2 each would’ve been a very fair...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Ground floor features an extensive collection of byzantine religious art and icons primarily from Cypriot churches. Next floor contains various WesternEuropean paintings from the 15th to nineteenth centuries and the top floor displays maps and paitings by Greek artists.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Visited her on a Coach tour. Very interesting and very hot.pretty. Pretty church although I don’t really do churches as Religion does nothing for me. Still the history was interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Excellent collection of icons and other religious art. All well signed and lit. A manageable collection for a mornings break from the heat. Well worth a visit if you like icons.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gail S
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Anyone who visits Nicosia, this is a "MUST SEE", just STUNNING, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL. Sadly, it's NOT ALLOWED to take out pics inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We arrived here on what was Museum Day at all the other locations on the island therefore no one paid anything. Yet here we were told the following day was going to be the Museum day. We were not even offered the audio guide and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Very good Byzantine Museum for understanding the history of this country. The old icons are lovely and they will teach you the basics of Orthodoxy!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Vlad-Ioan S
Reviewed 20 December 2017

First off, the name of the museum is a little misleading. The first and second floor of the museum houses Iconography only and the third floor house work by local artists. Some of the artworks are of very high quality, others in various staged of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Κυριακος Χ
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank David O
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