Icon Museum, Kyrenia

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  • Went to this museum on a coach tour on way to Salamis ruins. Interesting display. Expect to spend about an hour to an hour and a half. Toilets and cafe on site. Lots of icons on display and the tomb o...  more »
  • Sparkling icons are all affected by the Museum you will see it is impossible to coexist. Bellapais road before I would recommend that you see the icon.
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  • Kibrisa one of the places that can be seen on the walls of the way the pictures are almost all excavated up to only a small place you have to witness history
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  • The former Greek Orthodox church of Archangelos Mikhael now houses the Kyrenia icon museum. The large collection on three levels offers an assortment of 17th to 19th century examples, rescued from unspecified churches in the district. The church was built in 1860, and its bell tower, which can be seen from all over Kyrenia, added about 25 years later. The church was restored, and opened as an icon museum in 1990. There are three levels of exhibits, thanks to the use of the former women's gallery of the church. The icons on show have a particularly local flavour in their design, although there is no indication which church might have been the original home. The most artistically noteworthy include Saint Luke with his emblematic ox, and the beheading of John the Baptist, a grisly scene with Herod's feast in full swing just above. Unfortunately, a rare icon of the ecumenical council of 843, which restored icon worship after the Iconoclastic period is missing.
  • Currently closed for refurbishment April 2017

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