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Museum of Byzantine Culture

2 Stratou Ave, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
30 2310 868 570
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Ranked #6 of 69 Attractions in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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port elizabeth south africa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

a modern building with twenty plus rooms to take in byzantine culture .spend time here and afterwards enjoy a wonderful lunch .great restaurant

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum of byzantine culture is a relatively new museum. The architecture is nice and it is very spacious with large exhibition rooms. It gives a broad overview of life and culture in the old Byzantine empire. There are a lot of artifacts and many precious icons to watch. Perhaps it would have been good with an exhibition room that... More

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Johannesburg
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is always interesting to see such an impressive display of Byzantine culture through centuries and especially in such a contemporary setting. Museum is excellently organized and literally lets you walk through the history. For the visitors from the western world, it is interesting and for some possibly even surprising to see that while the Western Europe was in the... More

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Sopot, Poland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Interesting,modern museum. All the exhibits are described in Greek and English. Worth a visit. Free of charge for EU students

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A beautiful museum with some rare exhibits from Byzantine period which was a great period for Thessaloniki. The exhibits are from the religious and everyday life of the people of Byzantium. Most exciting exhibits are byzantine orthodox icons painted by artists of this era. Really worth a visit.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I liked the fact that it is not overcrowded and has visitors that are really interested to know more about the Byzantine History and culture, it is not just religion but part of the city's history and culture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I admit that I am passionate about Byzantine culture. This museum is not vast, but it is a very modern concept, walking you through Byzantine culture. For instance, some of the best icons i have ever seen. Only pity was that a number of top pieces were on loan to other musea. We went at the end of July and... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I admired the exhibitions but ı saw some politics against the Ottoman Turks. Some evaluations are not objective and scientific. Cultures are belong to human beings, not to the nations.

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cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have been to many museums but this is one to fall in love with. Small, manageable, even with young kids, well organized, carefully curated, hospitable, accessible. Our young kids really learned a lot during our visit and so did we. Even if you visit just to see the utensils and jewelry of this time period is worth it. The... More

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Bolu, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The museum is centrally located; there are sufficient parking spaces within a diameter of 500 metres. The collections are displayed in a very well organised building. Work are not displayed all together in adjoining rooms;they ar rather separated by long hallways, so you can organise your visit thematically and digest what you have seen. Diplays are scarcely illuminated; maybe this... More

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