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Byzantine Museum (Vizantino Museo)

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Address: Leoforos Vas. Sofias 22, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: (+30) 213 213 9572
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Byzantine Museum

very interesting museum (went there four times in four years), very well documented about a historical, cultural, religious and artistic field poorly known by western visitors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

very interesting museum (went there four times in four years), very well documented about a historical, cultural, religious and artistic field poorly known by western visitors. Centrally located.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is another excellent modern historical / archaeological museums we visited in Greece. The museum is in center Athens next to the military museum. It has a fine collection spanning the history of the "area" from ancient times to today w focus on Byzantine art and culture. The collection is well restored and conserved and well presented. It is attractive... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As part of touring the Museum district of Athens(near the War museum, Cycladic and Benaki Museum) I visited the Byzantine Museum. It is a very impressive building with a great collection of icons, a bit repetitive for some but one cannot fail to be impressed with the quality. I strongly suggest you plan to visit this and all these museums... More 

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Evanston, Wyoming
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If that is what you want, this is YOUR museum. Oddly, it seemed as though the same artist were painting Mary over and over. At least it didn't cost too much.

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Dow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been to Athens many times over the years and each time have missed this museum but this time I made it. It was well worth it. The layout of the museum is first rate. The museum is set up to present the materials in a chronological order. The multi-layered layout makes it feel as if you are digging... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really enjoyed this visit. Apart from the fact that the museum is placed in a great area, it has it has a wonderful collection of icons and objects belonging to different periods and styles. The complex itself is beautiful and the way the whole thing is arranged is quite ingenious (as an architecture student, I loved it).

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The museum is great, great historic value, alot of interesting things to see! However the museum personal is terrible, they will follow you two feet behind under the whole stay. They will take turns following you from room to room. It made the whole visit unbearable.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

OK, I admit it: I love Byzantine iconography and art! When one considers the process of how an iconographer prepares (prayer, fasting, more prayer) before making the first brush-stroke, it's impossible NOT to be touched in some way. The subtle variations in such simple things as posture or hand gesture can be filled with real meaning. One thing that amazed... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a historical museum and if you have time can be visited otherwise not a must go place. Museum is located in Athens and there are better museums than this.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The entry is such that you can miss it.If you are going due to religious reason it is fine otherwise it has not been made interesting. Layout and explanations make huge difference to museum. Best part we liked was coffee shop and its out door environment.

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Address: Leoforos Vas. Sofias 22, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: (+30) 213 213 9572
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens

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