Ranked #19 of 20 attractions in Larnaca District
Pierides - Laiki Bank MuseumOpening Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 16:00 Friday - Saturday:...
Pierides - Laiki Bank 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 - Laiki Bank 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 - Laiki Bank 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.