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Byzantine Museum

5 Andrea Ioannou Street | Adjoined to the Bishopric - Near Agios Theodoros Church, Paphos, Cyprus
+357 26 931393
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Don't Look for it in Paphos, it's Moved!

We wasted a day in Paphos looking for the Byzantine Museum (which we have visited on previous... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wendyanddavid536
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Recently reopened

After some confusion on whether this museum was open or not, we discovered that the museum had... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
YolandeRousseau
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Antwerp, Belgium
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  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
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5 Andrea Ioannou Street | Adjoined to the Bishopric - Near Agios Theodoros Church, Paphos, Cyprus
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+357 26 931393
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wasted a day in Paphos looking for the Byzantine Museum (which we have visited on previous visits to Paphos) only to find that it has been relocated to Geroskipou several miles away. The woman in the Tourist Information Centre in Paphos was hopeless. We...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 8 May 2017

After some confusion on whether this museum was open or not, we discovered that the museum had moved to Geroskipou. The museum is now in a former school and the icons are very nicely exhibited in this white/blue building. Very charming lady at the entrance....More

1  Thank YolandeRousseau
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A small museum with a wonderful collection of Icons painted on wood plus some other items worth seeing. A bit hard to find as its on the Hill and not in the harbour area.

Thank berenicewatersm
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Although quite small, and able to see in a couple of hours, the icons on display are amazing. So beautiful and real antiques. I spent a lovely time here, feel that others would benefit by the experience.

Thank Vixter73London
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a smallish museum of objects from churches in the Paphos district consisting mainly of Byzantine icons. The museum is in some need of repair - there is damp evident on some of the inside walls - but it's very interesting. There are other...More

Thank Alan Y
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The museum is in the Paphos bishop’s Palace and it is rather interesting for the ones who are fond of icons as very good ones can be contemplated in one of the two rooms of the museum. Most of paintings of this kind, which are...More

Thank periandro
Reviewed 20 February 2016

And if you don't like icons, don't bother. This is a very fine collection of icons from the earliest times.

Thank Sanz1820
Reviewed 18 November 2015

An absolutely stunning collection of Byzantine icons, mostly 12th - 19th century AD, but one icon of St Marina dating to the 7th - 8th century AD which survived the Iconoclastic Period and Arab raiders. There are also manuscripts, icon screens, frescoes, and ecclesiastical vestments...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I visited this Museum and I was disappointed. Lack of creativity and originality. Was not surprised nor expected anything. Easy to visit though. It takes 5 to 10mn to see it all.

Thank DubSim
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I had assumed that it was a museum of the period in general but turned out to be exclusively a museum of paintings of saints from former churches. Worth a wander round but not what I'd expected.

Thank Nigel B
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