The Museum of Shoemaker Christos Chrysanthou

  • Location

    Spilia village, Troodos, Nicosia district

  • Tickets

    Free Admission

  • Opening Times

    By appointment.

    Operating Period: All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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In the picturesque village of Spilia stands the museum dedicated to shoemaker Christos Chrysanthou, lovingly established in 2007 by Andreas Chrysanthou to honor his father's legacy. Christos, a multi-talented individual, lived an impressive 101 years and spent his life as a skilled shoemaker among other pursuits.

Among the fascinating exhibits showcased in the museum is the original shoemaker's bench, meticulously crafted in 1920, complete with a comprehensive collection of tools used for shoemaking. Singer sewing machines and an ancient ledger dating back to 1933 are also on display, giving visitors a glimpse into the historical process of shoemaking. Adorning the walls are an array of shoe molds, various types of leathers, and an assortment of footwear, each with its own unique story to tell.

The museum itself finds its home in the basement of the family residence, adding a personal touch to the experience. Due to its cultural significance, the establishment has been rightfully recognized as a national treasure, ensuring that the cherished history of Christos Chrysanthou's craftsmanship and life continues to be cherished by generations to come.

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