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Byzantine Museum (Vizantino Museo)

Leoforos Vas. Sofias 22, Athens, Greece
(+30) 213 213 9572
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Ranked #8 of 179 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This museum is well done, with a terrific collection of Byzantine art. It is near public transportation so access is easy via the Metro. There is a good cafe for lunch or coffee or a glass of wine afterwards. It is a must see while visiting Athens.

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

our trip to Athens was enlightened by this visit. Big and rich. It gives so much about the empire of Byzantium!

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I visited this museum in 2012 on a lovely hot day This museum contains an extensive and beautiful collection of artefacts of the Byzantium era and I cannot recommend it enough; tapestries, paintings, frescos, and all that Jazz. Most of all, they let you photograph it all, so long as you don't use the flash. If you happen to be... More

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Milan, Italy
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151 reviews 151 reviews
47 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Byzantine Museum founded in 1914 in the Academy of Athens, since 1930 is hosted in the Duchess of Piacenza mansion, a palace completed in 1848 that looks like a Tuscan Renaissance villa with classical elements such as towers, arched vaults and protruding roofs. When you arrive at the gate, a few steps from Metro Evangelismos, you think time has... More

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Mill Valley, California
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If I had more time, I would have spent an entire day just reading all of the display plaques. There is so much Byzantine history that I was never exposd to in the U.S. The history of the Christian Church, the history of the rise and fall of Byzantium: all magnificent as well as the artwork. Most of the museum... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

this large museum is housed in an interesting structure, in that all the exhibits are underground on various levels. The curators have done an amazing job in layout of the items the way that is easy for us foreign visitors to really appreciate. It was greatly enlightening to get a small understanding of this period of Greek history. It was... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This museum probably deserved more of our time, but frankly at this point in our trip, we had our fill of museums and ruins in Greece (we had been to more than one a day for over a week). Despite this, we had a great time at the Byzantine and saw some wonderful artifacts in a well laid out fashion... More

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The museum contains a very impressive collection of religious art, iconography, statutes, vestments and manuscripts. The artifacts are beautifully and dramatically displayed in an open and spacious environment throughout the various levels of the underground structure. The contents are chronologically arranged for the most accurate historical representation. Gracing the entrance to the museum is a replica of the mosaic of... More

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Athens, Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Superb pieces displayed in a renovated environment. Everything is top there: displays, light, logic of the presentations. One of the most stunning museums I have visited for years. Also it is easy to join (a few hundred meters from Syntagma square).

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We visited the Byzantine Museum and really enjoyed it! We were in Athens on a Sunday when some of the other more popular museums were closed, so we visited this on based on the recommendation of some travel books. The museum is amazingly curated and it deceptively large from the outside since most of the museum is underground. There are... More

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