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“An underrated nicosia gem!”

Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum
Ranked #56 of 258 things to do in Nicosia
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Owner description: Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum is located in the heart of Nicosia, Kaimakli. It is a unique Arts Centre housed in a modern architectural structure that combines tradition and innovation. In the Museum's permanent collection you can experience a taste of European art movements of the 20th century, the Cypriot trends, and Cypriot culture as seen through the eyes of Cypriot artists. At the Zmart Gallery, which is based on the Museum's ground floor, you encounter distinctive exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, film screenings and artist talks. The Museum also offers the opportunity for visitors to participate in educational programmes, workshops, and tours. At the Zmart shop you will find unique, collectible items inspired by the artworks found in the Museum's permanent collection, while at the Museum's Zmart Cafe you can enjoy a cup of Art flavoured coffee!
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“An underrated nicosia gem!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We became dedicated "fans" of the museum after my children ages 5 and 10 attended an origami workshop with some friends. Since then we have visited on several occasions, sometimes taking part in the children and family activities/workshops, sometimes just to visit the exhibit and on Valentines to attend the opening of a specially themed exhibit and jazz night. We love the place! It is small by any standard- it is after all a private collection- but the aura of the place is so positive, so inviting that you fall in love with it. As a private initiative it is amazing, very well done, with tremendous attention to detail. The old family house of the Zampela family was renovated with such care that it is worth it to visit just for the sake of the building. The artwork is a fine collection and it is easy to spend 2 hours or so just gazing at Cypriot and Greek art, amazed that such a small island can bear so many talented people. My kids also love the gift shop which, again, for a private initiative in Cyprus, it is quite inspiring to see how they managed to make even placemats so cool! Most definitely worth a visit with the family, especially on a rainy (or very hot) day without much to do in Nicosia.

Visited February 2014
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“Fabulous Art! Creative workshops for children and families!”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Fantastic experience, with amazing pieces of arts (a mosaic of Cypriot Art) and wonderful workshops for solo or family visits!! Highly recommended!!

Visited December 2012
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