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Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation

Archbishop Kyprianou Sq., Nicosia, Cyprus
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icons galore

you get quite iconed out, but it needs to be done. I had an audioguide which helped but icons are... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
ne england
The place where it all started

This is the place where Makarios III lived during the times he was president of Cyprus. It looks... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Jonas M
Ninove, Belgium
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

you get quite iconed out, but it needs to be done. I had an audioguide which helped but icons are not well labelled, and I found myself listing to details about a different icon from the one I was looking at. Second room has lots...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is the place where Makarios III lived during the times he was president of Cyprus. It looks very nice and it is located in the centre of the Greek part of the city. We could not enter the building or the place, just saw...More

Thank Jonas M
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The name of this institution is actually "The Byzantine Museum". It's simply an icon museum, most of which are not even from the Byzantine era (they are 16th century and Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in 1453). I much prefer to visit the various churches...More

Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Thisis one of the best icon museums in the world. It exposes well icons from all along the Cyprus history.

Thank Fane_Babanul
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation is a very impressive architecture and well maintained compound that encompasses many units; the Art Gallery, the Library, and most importantly the Byzantine Museum. A new white statue of the Archbishop Makarios III was erected at the entrance, replacing...More

Thank Issa N
Reviewed 24 November 2014

This must be the most complete collection of early Christian Icons in the world. The topics are repetative and you need to be very interested to visIt. We had a guide who explained the central figusre of each item, and something of the person who...More

Thank djpend
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is a huge collection of icons some of which have a striking simplicity yet show great depth of feeling. This is particularly true of some of the depictions of the virgin and child. It is a pity that many of the smaller icons are...More

Thank nutellaLondon
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Very-very interested.Located in the historical centre of the old town of Nicosia, in the yard of Archbishopic Palace and next to 14th century Saint John Cathedral. There is an entrance fee but surely is worth while to be visited especially for those who love to...More

Thank Athina T
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Cultural at its highest What a background to have - more than amazed Walking around taken your time admire what is offered you to look at Interesting books to buy, as a souvenir

Thank KP-DK
Reviewed 24 January 2013

the very best of byzantium; including frescoes from a chapel painstakingly stored at menil. icons and mosaics are nicely displayed, but frequently lack information on provenance.

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