We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Archbishop Makarios III Foundation - Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries

5 Andrea Loannou | Archiepiskopou Kyprianou Square, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
06-231392
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Good but mainly religious images

This museum is off the main area of Nicosia. The building and Byzantine church are very... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2016
tdbear13
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Amazing Collection of Byzantine Icons

The Byzantine Museum is part of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation compound; it is huge, clean... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2016
Issa N
,
Nicosia, Cyprus
Read all 76 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“on display” (3 reviews)
“entry fee” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
5 Andrea Loannou | Archiepiskopou Kyprianou Square, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
CONTACT
Website
06-231392
Write a Review
Reviews (76)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 49 reviews

Reviewed May 3, 2016

This museum is off the main area of Nicosia. The building and Byzantine church are very interesting. Large area inside covered with holy paintings and relics. Entry E4.

Thank tdbear13
Reviewed March 26, 2016

The Byzantine Museum is part of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation compound; it is huge, clean and very well organized; it has a huge collection of old Byzantine Icons, Paintings and Mosaics; you may spend the whole day wondering the beauty of the Icons. Unfortunately...More

Thank Issa N
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

It's a very small museum consisted of four rooms. All the exhibits are poorly presented without good descriptions. Disappointing experience.

Thank Christos T
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great collection of Byzantine icons. Nice, well displayed and explanatory. Unfortunately the palace is open only once per year...

Thank Aburel
Reviewed November 15, 2015

This a unique collection of Byzantine icons, mosaics, wall paintings, manuscripts, wood carvings, vestments and ecclesiastical utensils dating as back as the 12th century and which apparently were collected for conservation and protection under the same roof, from rural churches all over Cyprus. The Art...More

Thank MARIOSCHR
Reviewed October 10, 2015

With map inhand we did a self guided tour of the walled city, is this lovely area. the Gallery is located behind the small church in itself is worth a look, for us the religious art was good to see, that had been saved from...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed September 18, 2015

The church on the grounds is beautifully decorated and is worth a quick look, but the museum itself displays nothing but religious icons and modern art (a strange combination). I'd expect a "Byzantine Museum" to include other things in its collection, from weapons, to coins,...More

Thank the_polite_percent
Reviewed August 6, 2015

We stumbled across this art gallery which is just next to the Folk Museum and behind the Archbishop's palace. It's a little hard to find and you have to get tickets from a small building separate to the main entrance. We visited in August and...More

Thank Gobosly
Reviewed July 1, 2015

You will want to add this to your list of sights to see when going into the old, walled city when doing a walking tour.

Thank David B
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful spot to visit. Home of president is only opened for tourist on 3th of august. Next to the building is a small historical church which is a must-see. Beautiful wallpaintings and fresco's. Warning: can be a bit crowdy.

Thank Kristopher v
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Archbishop Makarios III Foundation - Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit