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Address: Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Light,airy and icons

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2014
Hstevens282
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Leven, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

situated in a small orthodox church close to the harbour, the Kyrenia Icon museum, has a fairly nice selection of icons and a lovely icon-screen. Sadly very little info available on the exhibited icons.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very informative museum in a lovely setting. A fabulous day. Can't wait to visit again to catch all the things we couldn't get round to.

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Leven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Thank Jean K
Poole, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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