Byzantine and Christian Museum
Vassilisis Sofias 22, Ilissia, Athens, 10675
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- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Art, Design and architecture, History
Expert review of Byzantine and Christian Museum
This recently renovated museum is a real find. The outstanding collection of Byzantine art ranges from ecclesiastical textiles, mosaics, frescoes, and manuscripts to more than 3,000 haunting icons. The building is evocative of an Orthodox monastery, with a cobbled courtyard lined with vaulted colonnades. In May 2010, a new wing opened, which covers exhibits from the fall of Byzantium to the 20th century. The works are displayed alongside their social and historical context, which really brings them to life.
€4, concessions €2. Free for under 18s.
More information on Byzantine and Christian Museum :
- Price guide:
- Vassilisis Sofias 22, Ilissia, Athens, 10675
- +30 213 213 9501
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- May-Oct: Tues-Sun 8am-8pm, Mon 1.30-8pm. Nov-Apr: Tues-Sun 8.30am-3pm. Closed Mon.
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Religious art, Byzantium, History