Byzantine Museum

  • Location

    Plateia Archiepiskopou Kyprianou (within the Archbishopric), Nicosia

  • Tickets

    Adults €4,00 / Students €2,00

  • Opening Times

    Temporarily closed for restoration

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Situated within the walled city of Nicosia, the Byzantine Museum houses an extensive and representative array of Byzantine art, making it the most affluent collection on the island. On display are over 200 icons, spanning from the 9th to the 19th centuries, alongside an assortment of sacred vessels, vestments, robes, and books.

Among the cherished pieces, numerous icons dating back to the 12th century are featured, a period renowned for its pinnacle in iconography. Notably, the museum proudly exhibits the renowned 6th-century mosaics originating from the church of Panagia Kanakaria in Lythragkomi Village. These precious mosaics were ultimately brought back to Cyprus after being illegally exported from the occupied section of the island.

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