Agios Lazaros Byzantine Museum

  • Location

    Plateia Agiou Lazarou, Larnaca

  • Tickets

    €1,00 per person
    Groups of 10 or more: €10,00

  • Opening Times

    Monday - Saturday: 08:15 - 12:30 / 15:00 - 17:30
    Wednesday and Saturday: 08:15 - 12:30
    Closed on Sunday.

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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The Byzantine Museum situated within the church of Agios Lazaros occupies some of the remaining cells of the hypostyle porch to its south. Within this museum, visitors can explore a collection of significant religious icons, artifacts, and relics, encompassing Byzantine icons, gospels, crosses, and other valuable ecclesiastical treasures originating from the entire Larnaca district.

Nestled in its own charming square at the heart of the town, the church itself stands as an exceptional exemplar of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus. It stands atop the tomb of Saint Lazarus, who arrived in Cyprus following his resurrection by Jesus. Ordained as the Bishop of Kition by the Apostles Barnabas and Paul, he lived in the town for three decades.

Saint Lazarus commands immense reverence, as evidenced by the procession held in his honor eight days before Easter. During this event, the icon of the saint is paraded through the streets of Larnaca, further exemplifying the veneration he receives.

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