Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Preserving the Byzantine heritage of the region, Museum of Byzantine Culture provides insight into the cultural influences on Greece. The galleries are filled with gold-plated religious artifacts representing the Orthodox roots that continue to play an important role in Greek traditions. Almost 3,000 artifacts date from the early Christian period to after the Ottoman Empire. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits in the large galleries, such as the displays showcasing ancient documents or modern photography. Visit the attraction's website for a list of exhibits or to see a schedule of classes available as part of the educational program. See Museum of Byzantine Culture and all Thessaloniki has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thessaloniki itinerary planning app .
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  • This the most impressive museum of Thessaloniki with an anormous collection of very valuable pieces of art. We loved this place most of all the historic sites in the city.  more »
  • In the center of the city in a tasteful and modern building, ekteithete the history of Byzantine civilization. Unique sculptures, artifacts and coins will impress you. Interest and purchase copies at good prices.
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  • Great place to visit. We went on a weekday (Wednesday) and it was virtually empty. The history of Thessaloniki laid out in chronological order. My only complaint was that the museum shop didn't have a...  more »
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  • This is a good museum to get a basic overview of byzintine culture. What I lived what the special exhibit on St. Sava when I was there.
  • Mandatory in Thessaloniki. Excellent museum very well organized, full of interesting things and facts about Byzantium culture and history.
  • This is probably the best thematical museum about the Byzantine culture and history. The artefacts are genuine; no replicas. The building has a magnificient architecture; even if it were empty one could stroll through the passages and rooms to admire its beauty. Dim lighting and well balanced exponat intensity make an unforgettable museum experience. Strongly advisable; not visiting it will be a real miss.
  • Spacious building with astounding architecture. Most exhibits are open with no glass panes and they are great. Artifacts like jewelery, everyday objects and fragments of buildings are beautiful and well preserved. The tickets are expensive (compared to Rotonda for example) but it's definitely worth it. You should come at least 2 hours before it's closing if you want to have enough time to look at everything. The only complaint I have is the bathroom quality. It was dirty and the toilet seat was missing.
  • Very good place to get informations about the byzantine time in and around Thessaloniki. No glasses in front of the most exhibitions. I don't have to say, that you aren't allowed to touch anything! But be careful of you take a closer look. There are light barriers you don't see... My shame that I get trapped not even once :)

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