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Kyrenia Icon Museum

Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Ranked #13 of 21 attractions in Kyrenia
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
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Leven, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Beautiful iconostasis. Icons of variable ages, some quite modern. Very quiet and very cheap. Pleasantly cool. Wont take long to visit-30 mins max I reckon.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Firstly - it wasn't easy to find; we stumbled upon the museum by chance. The outside of the building is simple, but the interior is a really lovely design. The icons are very varied and it is interesting to see the way that art has developed over the ages.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Lucky to visit this with a guide who could point out some of the more amazing icons, tell little stories about them or just details about construction, the difference between Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic icons etc. Don't forget to also visit Kykkos Monastery and St Nicholas of the Roof Church in the Troodos Mountains.

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south shields
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Situated behind the British Hotel is this little gem, the church itself is quite a surprise with its unusual interior layout. The Icons are not disappointing either. A small charge is due but no one seemed too bothered to collect it on the day we visited.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I went there first over 20 years ago and couldn't believe such treasures were in an unlocked and unguarded place, the icons were worth the visit although I have not been to the newer building, perhaps next time. I couldn't put the correct date of my visit , the drop down dates didn't supply it.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Although the icons are not particularly old, they are stunning depictions of saints. The museum is not difficult to get to and although flash photography is forbidden, I was able to take some reasonable photos without. Icons are labelled and dated in English.

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Kent
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It was a breathtaking experience. The Alter Art was unbelievable. The level of detail was amazing. We spent hours looking at messages within the artwork. It truly made sense why they used artwork to tell the Gospels, Old and New Testaments. I am no longer able to say "idols and images should not be inside a church" this was evangelical... More

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

kyrenia is different place. othantic. lovely. historical. ottoman place. and mixed culutres in 1200 - 1800 years. wonderfull. all artciles is showing this

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great to see christian artifcts and building still being maintained in a Muslim part of the country.The icons themselves are very interesting and the workmanship on some of them makes one reflect on times past!

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The converted church was an interesting building, but the Icons were all of a poor standard, mostly 19th Century and not worth the visit.

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