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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  • Go to see the difference after the religion what happened to Greece Roman culture. Nothing but church. That iş all.  more »
  • Even for non-connoisseurs of Byzantine history, this museum is absolutely recommended. The building is very interesting and the presentation of the exhibits (mosaics, jewelry, etc...) really succeeded. The interiors are an amazing place of rest.
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  • From the outside it seems like a very large Museum, inside the same surprisingly it turns out that a significant part of the area eat transitions between rooms. If you do not first time in museums in Greece or somewhat familiar with the Byzantine culture to museums in other countries, anything new you won't know-all of the same marble columns from early Christian basilicas, fragments of mosaics, sarcophagi, burial ends all icons. Surely there is as always individual interesting and beautiful exhibits. It will be interesting to those who are experienced with this topic before, but the headphones in Russian No.
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  • 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 :)
  • This musrim is well laid out, presenting material that covers centuries in a way that allows you to understand the development of the culture, politics and religion.
  • This museum contains lots of interesting information on Byzantine history and culture, including artefacts from grave sites, mosaic and ornate icons.
  • Lots of bowls and pots. Not very good texts on the history of the objects you are seeing. One sentence blurbs in most cases.

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