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Byzantine Museum (Vizantino Museo)

Leoforos Vas. Sofias 22, Athens, Greece
(+30) 213 213 9572
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Ranked #12 of 199 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Jai2187
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Byzantine Museum is easily accesible via bus or using the metro station Evangelismos. The museum is in a lovely old building next to the War Museum. As you enter head for the far building in the centre where tickets can be purchased for 4 Euros. You then head out back into the courtyard where there is currently a boat... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Great museum showcasing artifacts and works from Byzantine time period. Wonderful cafe attached that has both indoor and outdoor seating. Spent the afternoon here one hot summer day.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It was a suprise for me and my family that museum to which the tourist guides pay too little attention. Il has a very nice cafeteria and a surprising quiet courtyard...A nice occasion to get familiard with the treasures of the byzantine art!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The new permanent exhibition of the Byzantine and Christian Museum offers the visitor a unique opportunity to discover through art aspects of the Byzantine and modern Greek culture (3rd - 20th c.).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Greece is not only the Acropolis and ancient Greek's art - the Byzantine culture was the most advanced in Europe from 4th till 15th century and Greece was its cornerstone throughout. This is the most impressive and thorough collection of Byzantine art and a very educational experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am not a huge fan of art typically. But for some reason, when doing the research for this trip, the artwork that caught my eye the most was the Byzantine artwork. So it only made sense to visit this museum on our recent trip to Athens and I enjoyed it very much. There is something about the use of... More

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Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Even though the Byzantine Museum in Thessaloniki is better, this one is amazing too! The exhibit is very well organized, the jewelry and Copt Art sections were my favourite but I also stopped at loads of paintings that really caught my attention. It's probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I think everyone should visit as it covers an important... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Might not be for every taste, but if you enjoy Byzantine art or Eastern Orthodox Icons, spend a few hours here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It put the artistic expression in Buzantin in a historical perspective. I liked the beginning that was about the daily life in the roman empire. I also liked the underground buildig. However even if I am fond of Icons very much it become too much of them and to little about the Buzatine history.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Located in an interesting and central location, within easy walking of the parliament square, this museum is housed around ( and beneath) a lovely courtyard. When entering the visitor has no real idea of the glories to come. The artifacts are located in a series of interconnected subterranean vaults, with modern decor and lighting. The information displays ( in both... More

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