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Byzantine Museum And Art Galleries

Nicosia, Cyprus


The Byzantine Museum contains the richest and most representative collection of Byzantine art in Cyprus. Over 200 icons dating from the 9th to the 19th century, as well as ecclesiastical vessels, robes and books are exhibited in the church of Panagia Kanakaria in Lythragkomi are the most impressive of all the exhibits. These mosaics were brought back to Cyprus after having been illegally exported from the occupied part of the island.


Art Galleries

The four galleries of the Cultural Centre of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation exhibit a unique collection of representative works of Western-European art dating from the Renaissance to modern times, as well as Greek and Cypriot Masterpieces.


  • The first gallery contains works of western European painters such as Nicolas Poussin, Eugene Delacroix and others.
  • The second gallery contains 18th and 19th century paintings, engravings and maps on themes from the 1821 Greek War of Independence.
  • The third gallery contains works of Greek artists from the 19th and 20th century.
  • The fourth gallery contains representative works of 20th century Cypriot artists.


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