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Byzantine Museum (Vizantino Museo)

Leoforos Vas. Sofias 22, Athens, Greece
(+30) 213 213 9572
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Ranked #10 of 193 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous collection of the Icons and Byzantine art that you won't want to miss. It has a great patio for a light lunch and is one stop from Syntagma Square.

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Targoviste, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is interesting as it shows in a good manner what Byzantine culture means.. Nice pictures.. but if byzantine culture is not your passion, it may be boring..

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Pleasant Hill, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'm not an art history kind of guy, but skipping a lot of details, I took an art history course in 1969 that emphasized the fall of the Roman Empire to vandals and the movement of the center of civilization to Ravenna and Constantinople. Forty-five years later I walked into the lovely, peaceful, almost-ignore museum. And it was all here!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Provided a good explanation of the progression of art (religious art) through the centuries of Byzantine Christianity.

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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

nice staff, interesting to see, and easy to go there, easy read descriptions. airconditionered. teenager enjoyed it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

it carefully tells the complicated story and uses very well thought out objects and descriptions to synthesise it all. It could do with more publications. The collection was so good and the story so well told i cam away wanting more from the books but they were not there.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When you are tired of "the crumbles" this is the musem to visit! We had one day to spend in Athens, we had visited before, so we were looking for something diffferent. We are Christian, but even if you are not, I would think you would still appreciate the amazing art in this museum. There is a wide variety of... More

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A lovely museum that obviously gets a lot of funding: the exhibits were beautifully laid out and mounted, with brand new facilities. The objects themselves were interesting and you really got a sense of history from the way things were arranged. The temporary exhibits were disappointing, however.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I visited the Byzantine museum at the recommendation of my husband. After visiting the obligatory ancient ruins and museums about said ruins, the Byzantine museum offered a great experience to learn more about this part of Athen's illustrious history. The museum is just the right size, and contains just enough information and artefacts. All displays were in both Greek and... More

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