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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 178 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really interesting and colorful collection of Byzantine period arts. Worth visiting even if you are not interested in it.

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Patras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Big and atmospheric, very orthodox, all the Russian and other orthodox tourist should definitely see, it's very modern at the same time

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As the name states, this is the museum to go for Byzantine art - i.e. the art of the Eastern Roman Empire of the medieval Greek world, which the historians renamed into "Byzantine" Empire. The highlight of the museum is the excellent collection of Orthodox icons.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Byzantine Museum is not so well known in Athens, as the Acropolis or the Archaeological Museum. Though, it is an oasis in the centre of Athens, as it takes you from the ancient years to the Byzantine years of the Greek History. In a quiet almost magical setting, away from the urban noises, different collections of byzantine findings, such as... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

though half of the Museum was closed dec. 2014 i visited the museum before and i must say together with the brother museum in thessaloniki are the 2 most wonderful museum of its kind.

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Houston, Texas
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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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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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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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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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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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