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Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Address: 2 Leoforos Stratou, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
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+30 231 086 8570
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Very important landmark of the city. The guide provides a rundown of the history of the museum which is quite enlightening to visitors for this city. The artifacts are attractive... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2015
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

Very important landmark of the city. The guide provides a rundown of the history of the museum which is quite enlightening to visitors for this city. The artifacts are attractive and provide a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of the town.

Thank RSharma1234
Thessaloniki, Greece
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200 reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

I admit i love the building more than the museum itself. Made by the architecy Krokos, it employs unique combination of materials, concrete and bricks are out to be seen rather then hidden. The museum shop is also worth visiting and for sure have a coffee at the Bita cafe.

Thank Marc A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a must-see for visits to Thessalonika. The wide range of exhibits are very well displayed and range widely from beautifully preserved mosaics and paintings to restored decorated tombs, architecture, and a wide range of artefacts. The museum is centrally located and very easily accessible. Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank Anthony G
Sydney, Australia
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148 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015

The museum has some beautiful and interesting exhibits spread over a number of floors including wonderful mosaics and religious icons. my only complain would be that the rooms are too spread out with endless walking up ramps.

Thank fcworld
Pune, India
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101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2015

We sent an hour here this July, which in retrospect was too short. The museum is very well curated and has many interesting and unusual exhibits. The layout and presentation is fairly conventional, and the museum is compact enough to not overwhelm you. Good for a couple of hours, and a must visit if you are in Thessaloniki.

Thank The_Summer_Indian
Parma, Italy
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you have time, not miss it. There are several rooms and one has precious objects from a private collection such as icons and old printed materials about the monasteries of Mount Athos.

Thank ladyladymarian
Bern, Switzerland
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2015

The evolution of the Byzantine art and culture from the 4th to the 19th century is very well explained.

Thank EVT51
Thessaloniki, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Been there five times! Every time is a new experience! So many wonderful things to see and so much history to learn that you can't only go once!

1 Thank Maria M
Ankara, Turkey
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

it was excellent museum! we saw many historical artifact there.. aer conditional and lights systems are good. Persons responsible for museums are very kindly and inteligent! if you go Selonica dont go before to see this place... ı spent time apx 2 and half hours..

Thank ceren d
Athens, Greece
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

This Museum gives a very comprehensive view of life during the the period of the last Christian Empire of the East.

Thank Alexandra2122

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