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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
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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Interesting exhibition, well presented in a wonderfully designed building

Well presented exhibitions with well thought out labeling. Whole museum is designed to be easy to walk though . Informative.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Well presented exhibitions with well thought out labeling. Whole museum is designed to be easy to walk though . Informative.

Thank jmg52
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

my wife and I visited the museum of byzantine during our thessaloniki trip. wonderful exhibits, showing the beauty and history during byzantine period. rooms filled with memorabilia during 4th century era. it's great to learn something, in every places you traveled.

Thank tbosthomas
Mytilene, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A museum thas has stored the history of the Byzantine period.. Wonderful building, you can also admire exhibits from the religious community of Athos...

Thank marioskotz
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

An excellent museum.covering 11 centuries of Byzantine life politics and art. Early christian era 4th to 6th century. Middle byzantine period. Paleologan period. Byzantium after the Ottoman conquest. Note the gold bracelets and the silk garment. The marble sculptures. The incredible marble icons. The Paleologan icons. A must see museum.

Thank constantinos s s
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a beautiful museum and definitely worth the visit. It has several rooms and from first to last you navigate throughout byzantine culture from beginning to end. It's amazing the amount of different items that are in exhibition, from coins to books and a large quantity of paintings, from jewels and other everyday stuff to weaponry. It can take... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This museum is very close to the Archaeological Museum and it would be very efficient to visit them together. Displays are modern, with bi-lingual signage. There is a set path to follow.

Thank Esther P
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You can cover the museum in a three hour stroll and less. A large variety of mosaics , paintings of icons, currencies of Byzantine and household artilleries all in 10 large rooms. The very friendly and well informed staff is only to eager to give you any information.Dont miss the only painting of Holy Mother of Good breastfeeding.This is the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

in ten rooms, the history and culture of byzantium from before roman takeover and through the end of the ottoman era are yours. also, a small pub/bar for drinks and light snacks in the basement.

Thank Michael R
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

An excellent collection of Byzantine Art in the heart of true Macedonia. I purchased a combo ticket which included entrance to White Tower, the Greek Agora & Roman Forum as well as this museum. The value can't be beat.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This small but wonderful museum is a must see for Thessaloniki. There is so much great information here that should not be missed to learn more about the Byzantine culture!

Thank Emily R

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