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Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens

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With a massive collection of artifacts from the third century CE through the 20th century, Byzantine & Christian Museum represents one of the leading institutions on Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture worldwide. The museum houses more than 25,000 religious artifacts from the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, and post-Byzantine periods, including pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, and manuscripts. Discover the impressive collection of Byzantine icons, including the oldest icon, which features the Crucifixion on one side and the Virgin Hodegitria on the other. Through the museum's extensive collection, gain an understanding of Byzantine and Christian history. Put Byzantine & Christian Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Athens trip itinerary maker.
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  • In my opinion it is not a highly publicized Museum but it is very interesting and helps you understand the influence that the Romans took over the Byzantines themselves and how the Byzantines have poured their culture for Athens and the Hellenic culture. Contains memorabilia of extraordinary importance for the Greek history. The price of only € 4 is another reason which I recommend. Another feature is the location: it is located next to the Museum of war (stop Evangelismos) and pretty much you get into a spot that resembles a sort of Convent: the visit starts from the left and continue until you come out on the other side of the building. Positively surprised me
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  • It is a beautiful place,an elegant villa in central Athens,but the small part of it used as museum is uninteresting,having on display only a few early christian pieces of tombes and a few Byzantine ic...  more »
  • Byzantine Museum is a must-see Museum of fine arts in Athens. Exhibits are very impressive, there was a lot of things you can't see in Japan. Few tourists and settled around is, attractions many would better targeted in some degree, too.
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