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Address: Fira 847 00, Greece
Phone Number: 302286023077
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The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few...

The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few 17th century old family mansions. The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the Halls of the Cultural Centre, where five Permanent Exhibitions are hosted: An exhibition of authentic engravings with maps, landscapes and dresses of the Cycladic islands from the 15th to 19th century. An exhibition of old manuscripts from late 16th to 19th century. A collection of paintings and photographs of Santorini. Open May through October.

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A taste of Santorini's history

Small, yet interesting museum, located in a historical mansion near the Catholic cathedral. Its main theme is local and Greek history, with a particular focus on the time period... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Giacomo B
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Trieste, Italy
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Trieste, Italy
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Small, yet interesting museum, located in a historical mansion near the Catholic cathedral. Its main theme is local and Greek history, with a particular focus on the time period that begins with the early modern era. I particularly enjoyed seeing the 18th century (or older!) litographies, handwritten letters and maps. Great little spot, especially if you're interested in history.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Stumbled upon this place by accident but glad I did. Some really interesting photos, old letters and art. Gives you an idea of Santorini in the old days. Only paid 1.50 as I am a student but 3 euro entry for non students is also good value.

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Thank Lauren0891
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We sought this place out and was not disappointed. Great pictures of the earthquake from 1956 and very old records of the dealings of the people on Santorini.

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The building in which the museum is housed is lovely, and is part of the church - and, I think one room was initially the basement. It is an architectural delight and well worth the visit for the building alone. The exhibits are lovely, especially the old prints of Fira and photos of the 1940 eruption of the volcano ...... More 

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Kapan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

It is 2 floor building and situated in Fira. Museum have interesting pictures of Santorini, and some old documents, letters and so on.

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

When you visit Fira, do not miss to visit thei very interesting museum. Amazing church documents and also some paintings.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Loved the photos of before and after the earthquake in 1956. Amazing church documents and also some paintings. Very tranquil museum.

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This museum houses many photos of Santorini before the 1956 earthquake and after. There are also old photos and pictures depicting the way they dressed in the past. It takes a short time to see it all but worth the time.

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Suva, Fiji
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We didn't plan to visit this museum, but fell upon it in our strolls through Fira. It was fairly empty when we visited which was a plus. The main interest for us were the period photographs and paintings which gave us more insight into the history and feel of Santorini. Being such a picturesque island anyway, the photos and paintings... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you happen to stumble upon this museum than go in and pay the 3 euros to see it. It has some art work on display along with some photos from the 1950s earthquake and other historical artifacts from the region. It wasn't a must see. The architecture of the home was not extremely interesting.

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