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Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Address: 2 Leoforos Stratou, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
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+30 231 086 8570
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Excellent Museum, Shame About the Overzealous Security

This museum is nicely set out and has some great artifacts and art works. Unfortunately for some reason the security staff seem extremely overzealous. While they understandably... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2015
karenpnz
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This museum is nicely set out and has some great artifacts and art works. Unfortunately for some reason the security staff seem extremely overzealous. While they understandably have to protect the objects I was eye balled and noticeably followed the entire time as I walked around the museum, so much so that I started to feel so uncomfortable I left... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

A nice museum in case you want to approach byzantine art and culture. The building and the objects offers a nice visit.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

very interesting museum if you like this kind of stuff. Otherwise is kind of boring. The building, nevertheless, is very nice and contemporary.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Interesting collection - well explained and nicely presented. Quite big, it takes you about 2hrs to visit.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Excellent museum...very quiet...more staff than visitors.very moving icons and paintings.not so large that you are flagging by half way through!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

A collection of art and artifacts from the Byzantine era. Well-displayed with great contextual info in English. Circular ramp up the building makes for a nice flow. A few too many ceramic pots, but an excellent collection of icons--many of which I believe were part of a special exhibit. So so gift shop, and bathroom facilities were down two flights... More 

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Sofia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The museum may give you a good idea about the Byzantium empire and its glory times. The building itself is a modern interpretation of the Byzantium style, they say. Plan a visit if you are in Thessaloniki and have some free time.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

When you visit Thessaloniki regardless of the permanent or the periodic exhibition, regardless of your interest in Byzantine culture it's worth paying a visit to this specific museum. Thessaloniki's greater past is related to Byzantine times and a visit to this museum will help you understand the historic circumstances and give you a clearer and more vivid picture of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Very important landmark of the city. The guide provides a rundown of the history of the museum which is quite enlightening to visitors for this city. The artifacts are attractive and provide a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of the town.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I admit i love the building more than the museum itself. Made by the architecy Krokos, it employs unique combination of materials, concrete and bricks are out to be seen rather then hidden. The museum shop is also worth visiting and for sure have a coffee at the Bita cafe.

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