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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  • The Museum would have liked me not so much. It was still interesting, especially the coins and grave goods and there was also very little going on, the staff has the mobile deals, but I was hoping for more. It was okay for the entrance fee of € 4,-(up to end of March)
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  • wonderful exhibits, though it usually has several guests of other nationalities which make a fuss, it must be a coffee in his garden, the restaurant offers superb food
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  • Very interesting with notable ekthenamata. What is worthy of attention is the architecture and the siting of the building resembling a castle.
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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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