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Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Address: 2 Leoforos Stratou, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
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Phone Number: 30 2310 868 570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Are you interested in Byzantine culture?If you are or you want to learn more about Greek history from the 3rd century A.D. up to the downfall of the Byzantine empire in 1453 this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Are you interested in Byzantine culture?If you are or you want to learn more about Greek history from the 3rd century A.D. up to the downfall of the Byzantine empire in 1453 this is the museum for you.There's also a lot about the history of orthodox Christianity.The building is beautiful and Byzantine-like and the café is pleasant in the summer.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have no interest or knowledge of Byzantine anything. As such I did not enjoy this museum at all however if it's your thing you'll love it.

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Thank Leon M
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the archaelogical museum of Thessaloniki, this is the second best with many and interesting exhibits. Defitinely a must.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It hosts the history of the byzantine period of the city with a vast permanent collection and very interesting events organized all year long. Excellent cafe/restaurant too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is located next to the Archaeological Museum. You can visit both at a discounted price. The exhibits are well presented in a chronological order and in spacious rooms, maybe too spacious. Do visit the restaurant at the end of the tour.

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Tustin, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really interesting, just a ton of artifacts from the Byzantine era, some are small and broken. Not recommended.

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Kathu, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location and museum with a lot of historic exhibitions. Walk-through takes around one hour. take a longsleeve with you, it can be very cold due to AC.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

After the archeological is a perfect bridge from Roman and Hellenistic to Byzantine as the western historical analysis leaves 1,000 years of history blank... Excellent done museum ...buy the package ticket ..

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Very attractive expositions showing great byzantine history of Thessaloniky and surroundings. Worth to be there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments in this museum offer a true understanding of the ancient heritage of this magnificent city and it's significant role during the Byzantine Empire. From ancient mosaics and tombstones (Στυλίς), to precious icons and every day artifacts, this museum does not dissapoint. Any guest who is interested in culture, history and religion must visit the Byzantine... More 

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