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Museum of Byzantine Culture

2 Stratou Ave, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
30 2310 868 570
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Ranked #5 of 68 attractions in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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Lusk, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As well as being the best museum in Thessaloniki, with every period in byzantine history covered from palaeochristian until eighteenth century and beyond, the architecture of the museum and the cool interiors is superb. After a tour of the museum, there is a very pleasant cafe with a very nice menu, and a small but good shop which I always... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The museum is beautifully arranged and designed. The collection of Late Antique and Byzantine mosaics and frescoes is amazing. The icon collection is extensive and includes numerous examples from the pre-iconoclast period through the 19th century.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm not an expert on museum layouts/ curators, but the layout, flow and atmosphere of this museum seemed exceptional to me. It's laid out in 13-stages and each tells a clear and compelling visual story. The quality of the exhibits is first class. Suggest to make the visit in conjunctions to the next door The Archaeological Museum (get a combination... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Housed in a very nice purpose build building it offers the history of Byzantine in separate rooms with full explanations. The selection of artefact is large and very interesting. Great educational visit.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice walk around this museum quite a lot of interesting items the museum is nice and cool with the air conditioning also it has a little coffee shop and cafe so if you are paying a visit to thesoloniki take a walk around this museum

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful, very well organized, informative for a very small entry fee. (Even cheaper if you buy a combined ticket to the Archaeological Museum that's also not to be missed.) I learned a lot about Byzantine Culture. It's a remarkable experience to see how people lived thousands of years ago. Artworks are simply amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice museum with a few lovely icons and other exhibits. Perhaps a little specialised but definately worth an hour of your time and it is next door to thhe larger archaeological museum so a joint ticket is available.

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Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I love a well-designed and well-presented museum, and this is one of them. The lighting and layout is good, and it really makes it a treat to see the exhibits. It's not the largest of museums, and I don't think that there are many pieces in the collection that are particularly famous, but it does a good job of orienting... More

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Displays were well set out in a very "visitor friendly" building. The explanatory notes as one passed through the rooms were concise and informative. We particularly enjoyed the displays of capitals and vaulted tombs.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A great deal to look at and some of the exhibits are seriously valuable. If you appreciate Greek /Persian art this is the place for you.

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