Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

4.5
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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4.6
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  • A walk through our heritage and our glorious Byzantine legacy. Amazing exhibits. Very moving morning.  more »
  • Imaginative architecture displays collections so well. The tombs are particularly interesting, and very different fom those we have seen elsewhere. The only downer we experienced was the closure of...  more »
  • Fantastic museum for any art / history lovers. The building by itself is very nice and all the artpieces are really impressive with Christian, Macedonian & Byzantine periods presented incl. mosaics...  more »
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  • Excellent museum. Great; interesting exhibits, effectively presented
  • Beautiful, a lot of artefacts. It felt a little bizarre that the guardians were all the time with eyes on you like you did something wrong. But the exposition is magnificent, totally recommend if you are a history fan.
  • Good collection. Air conditioning was appreciated. There is NOT a student price ticket for all the attractions, despite what the website says.
  • Informative museum that attempts to describe 800 years of Byzantium in 11 rooms. Has done a very good job given breadth of subject. Lots in English.
  • Interesting museum, tells the story about Byzantine Empire. You'll probably need around hour and a half to see everything since it's divided into 11 rooms. Good for a sunny afternoon in Thessaloniki.

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