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“A new focus on byzantine culture”

Museum of Byzantine Culture
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US$448.45*
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Thessaloniki City Break 4 Days
Ranked #4 of 138 things to do in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Bolu, Turkey
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“A new focus on byzantine culture”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The museum is centrally located; there are sufficient parking spaces within a diameter of 500 metres.
The collections are displayed in a very well organised building. Work are not displayed all together in adjoining rooms;they ar rather separated by long hallways, so you can organise your visit thematically and digest what you have seen. Diplays are scarcely illuminated; maybe this is due to the fragile nature of artefacts. Anyway it creates a gloomy but unique mood.
Absolutely advisable visit; try to combine it with the archeological museum nearby.

Visited July 2014
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Lusk, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great museum and cafe”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

As well as being the best museum in Thessaloniki, with every period in byzantine history covered from palaeochristian until eighteenth century and beyond, the architecture of the museum and the cool interiors is superb. After a tour of the museum, there is a very pleasant cafe with a very nice menu, and a small but good shop which I always go to and buy books and posters.

Visited August 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful museum”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The museum is beautifully arranged and designed. The collection of Late Antique and Byzantine mosaics and frescoes is amazing. The icon collection is extensive and includes numerous examples from the pre-iconoclast period through the 19th century.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Compelling”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I'm not an expert on museum layouts/ curators, but the layout, flow and atmosphere of this museum seemed exceptional to me. It's laid out in 13-stages and each tells a clear and compelling visual story. The quality of the exhibits is first class. Suggest to make the visit in conjunctions to the next door The Archaeological Museum (get a combination ticket), allowing a 1/2 day for both.

Visited June 2014
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London
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Housed in a very nice purpose build building it offers the history of Byzantine in separate rooms with full explanations.
The selection of artefact is large and very interesting.
Great educational visit.

Visited July 2014
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