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Byzantine Museum

5 Andrea Ioannou Street | Adjoined to the Bishopric - Near Agios Theodoros Church, Paphos, Cyprus
+357 26 931393
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Recently reopened

After some confusion on whether this museum was open or not, we discovered that the museum had... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2017
YolandeRousseau
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Antwerp, Belgium
A wondeful colelction of icons

A small museum with a wonderful collection of Icons painted on wood plus some other items worth... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2017
berenicewatersm
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 Andrea Ioannou Street | Adjoined to the Bishopric - Near Agios Theodoros Church, Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

After some confusion on whether this museum was open or not, we discovered that the museum had moved to Geroskipou. The museum is now in a former school and the icons are very nicely exhibited in this white/blue building. Very charming lady at the entrance....More

Thank YolandeRousseau
Reviewed February 2, 2017

A small museum with a wonderful collection of Icons painted on wood plus some other items worth seeing. A bit hard to find as its on the Hill and not in the harbour area.

Thank berenicewatersm
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Although quite small, and able to see in a couple of hours, the icons on display are amazing. So beautiful and real antiques. I spent a lovely time here, feel that others would benefit by the experience.

Thank Vixter73London
Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is a smallish museum of objects from churches in the Paphos district consisting mainly of Byzantine icons. The museum is in some need of repair - there is damp evident on some of the inside walls - but it's very interesting. There are other...More

Thank Alan Y
Reviewed March 28, 2016

The museum is in the Paphos bishop’s Palace and it is rather interesting for the ones who are fond of icons as very good ones can be contemplated in one of the two rooms of the museum. Most of paintings of this kind, which are...More

Thank periandro
Reviewed February 19, 2016

And if you don't like icons, don't bother. This is a very fine collection of icons from the earliest times.

Thank Sanz1820
Reviewed November 18, 2015

An absolutely stunning collection of Byzantine icons, mostly 12th - 19th century AD, but one icon of St Marina dating to the 7th - 8th century AD which survived the Iconoclastic Period and Arab raiders. There are also manuscripts, icon screens, frescoes, and ecclesiastical vestments...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed November 13, 2015

I visited this Museum and I was disappointed. Lack of creativity and originality. Was not surprised nor expected anything. Easy to visit though. It takes 5 to 10mn to see it all.

Thank DubSim
Reviewed November 5, 2015

I had assumed that it was a museum of the period in general but turned out to be exclusively a museum of paintings of saints from former churches. Worth a wander round but not what I'd expected.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed November 5, 2015

I am a lover of Icons, and this is just the place to go. It is not a massive museum, but it has wonderful quality Icons... not to be missed!

Thank lechatnoir7
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