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Address: Zenonos Kitieos 4, Larnaka 6023, Cyprus
Phone Number: +357 24 145375
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Description: Pierides MuseumOpening Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 16:00...
Pierides MuseumOpening Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 16:00 Friday - Saturday: 9:00 - 13:00 Sunday: ClosedEntrance fees: Adults: 3,00 EUR Children / Students: 1,00 EUR Group 10+ : 2,00 EUR Description:The Archaeological Collection of the Pierides Museum is considered as one of the most important collections of Cyprus. The collection was initiated by the enlightened Demetrios Pierides in the 19th century and has been systematically enriched.The Pierides Museum is conveniently located in the commercial center of the city of Larnaka, parallel to the sea front. It can be characterized as one of the most important private museums of Cyprus, since the collection contains a significant and characteristic presentation of the civilization of Cyprus through the centuries. The Archaeological Collection is housed in the former, colonial style, residence of the Pierides family, built in 1825, where the visitor can travel through the ages covering 9000 years of the island's history, beginning from Neolithic times through to the Bronze Age, Geometric, Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine - Medieval Age.A very important cartography collection of old maps and charts of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean is also housed in the Museum, as well as the prized collection of Greek and Roman glassware.
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Good little museum

Although not very large this museum is packed full of artifacts. Most of the emphasis is on the ancient and classical eras with lots of pottery, but the so-called Howling Man is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Pasco, Washington, United States
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've been to most of the archaeological museums in Cyprus, but continue to rave about Pierides. It is contained on the ground floor of the Pierides family home, just a block or so off the waterfront. While the collection is not massive, it is so very impressive and important. The Pierides family, originally from Venetian aristocracy, noticed that as the... More 

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Ashdjian, Manager at Pierides Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. I hope next time you will be in our museum I will have the opportunity to meet you and show you around! Hope to see you soon! More 

GREECE&CYPRUS
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188 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Taking you back through the centuries, a vast archaeological collection is hosted at the Pierides Family house in Larnaca; a building which dates back to 1825. Visitors can get to grips with 9000 years of Cypriot civilization, starting from the Neolithic period. Aside from the archeological location, the Museum houses an exemplary collection of old maps of Cyprus and the... More 

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Ashdjian, Manager at Pierides Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our museum. We are ready happy that you enjoyed your visit. Hope we will have you again soon. Regards, Peter Ashdjian More 

Pasco, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Although not very large this museum is packed full of artifacts. Most of the emphasis is on the ancient and classical eras with lots of pottery, but the so-called Howling Man is worth the visit itself. And for only three euros to enter this is well worth the visit for anyone staying in Larnaca.

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I liked everything, especially the little statuettes dating from a long time before Christ. There is also a collection of maps which are very illustratives

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Pitesti
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Here you can see a lot of exhibits, discovered in the area, dating back to ancient times, exposed in a very professional manner. Very interesting are the maps of Cyprus, several hundred years old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went to this museum before to go in airport , It was reveled a nice visit , All greek statu , and the history of the island , it's not so bigger but very interesting place . Cheeper tickets to entry .

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Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The museum is located in the heart of Larnaca town. The museum is flourishing with medieval pottery and embroidery, very quiet and a large outdoor exhibition area as well. The management is very informative and pleasant to have around. As a local i have visited the museum numerous time, the symbolic entrance fee is no problem and there is a... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A museum as you remember them - glass cases full of ancient artefacts well labelled in English, Russian and Greek - situated in an old building that really gives you the feel of the colonial history of Cyprus.

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Harvest, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The exhibits are the best in Larnaka, but photos are not allowed. Don't miss the Howling man -- a neolithic clay figure.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited this museum as it had good reviews on trip advisor. However it is to be avoided unless you like showcases with labels of mainly pre Roman items. We were very disappointed.

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Ashdjian, Manager at Pierides Museum, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Firstly i would like to thank you for visiting our museum. Secondly i would like to inform you that our museum has a very large collection of Roman period Glass artifacts as well as an important collection of medieval pottery. In the museum there is also a collection of folk art embroiderys and woodcarvings. All tree collections are... More 

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