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“For me what's most fun museum in Nicosia”

Cyprus Folk Art Museum
Ranked #22 of 258 things to do in Nicosia
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“For me what's most fun museum in Nicosia”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

It is not great but the rich ... it will take you 100 to 200 and more years back in time and give deig a real experience of being right in the heart Cyprus. Do not forget to take it easy and sit a little while and drika a traditional drika served in this amazing place.

Visited April 2013
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“A place to visit!!!”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

My visit at the Folk Art Museum in Nicosia was an interesting experience! The museum is an old building itself so it was really interesting to be there. The artefacts of the museum give you a vivid image about the traditional life in Cyprus. It is really fantastic to observe the difference in lifestyles then and now. I had also the opportunity to buy a couple of "traditional" objects-souvenirs from the museum's shop. It is a place that people should visit!!

Visited February 2013
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

A great little museum next to the Archbishops palace. Ask for a guided tour from the very informative staff and you'll have a much better visit.

Visited March 2013
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“Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 15 February 2013

The building itself is originally 15th century gothic with latter additions.
It was originally used as a monastery for the Latin Order of Benedictines and was taken over by the Greek Orthodox Church sometime before the Ottoman occupation in 1571. It went on to become the Archibishop’s Palace prior to the building of the new Archbishopric nearby.

The door is carved stone archway with a 16th century fresco of the Annunciation, and it is supposed to be the oldest fresco of the city.

What the visitor sees here is a vast collection of everyday items from a forgotten era. The collection is rich and it is split in different rooms. This is where you will find the costumes of the people; the looms used to weave their fabrics; pottery; furniture –often beautifully carved and painted in bright colours; decorative baskets that were used for different things; Jewellery and other metal work including the most intricate filigree work. There are samples of embroidery as well.

A stroll out here makes the guest feel as if he enters a time-machine that takes him back to Nicosia, a century and a half back. You see, 150 years back the people of Cyprus were still under the yoke of Ottoman rule and the majority of them were extremely poor. A completely different picture of what is today.

I highly recommend it. Be sure not to miss it!

Fee is 2 euros for adults,
1 for children, and special discounts for groups.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday- 09:00 to 16:00
Saturday: 09:00 to 13:00
Tel: +357 2243 2578

Visited January 2013
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“Everything is hand-made!”
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Very interesting for people who like crafts and wood-work. Enjoyed my time here watching the crafts people at work. If these handicrafts are not preserved, it will just be forgotten and die off. The courtyard is nice and breezy. There is a nice shop to purchase all these traditional craft work. There is also a cafe and clean washrooms.

Visited November 2012
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