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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  • Extremely detailed, however, it is well worth it to do the Archeology first. This helps to be informed enough to decipher out within the 15 rooms, among the huge vastness of exhibits and items, what.....  more
    Extremely detailed, however, it is well worth it to do the Archeology first. This helps to be informed enough to decipher out within the 15 rooms, among the huge vastness of exhibits and items, what.....  more »
  • The Museum of Byzantine Culture was an okay place overall. In general, the museum (exhibits) were pretty good, although the displays were quite dry. The staff and exhibit-advisors were not very... 
    The Museum of Byzantine Culture was an okay place overall. In general, the museum (exhibits) were pretty good, although the displays were quite dry. The staff and exhibit-advisors were not very...  more »
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  • What a wonderful place to travel through time from creation, rise and fall of one of the biggest empires the world has ever known. Not only that the museum keeps on and shows evidently how the Byzantine empire affected the whole world and its importance to the world by the development of carpentry, craftsmanship, embroidery and so many arts and professions that we still use up to this day. I highly recommend you visit this place and encourage you to purchase the big ticket for €15 euro which is a combined ticket of four tickets into one. This big ticket allows entrance into four must visit major landmarks in Thessaloniki , Rotunda (The Pantheon of Greece and the Covenant of angels), Byzantine museum (a time travel experience), the Archaeological museum (an educational experience) and Inside the white Tower (the view is incredible from there). By the end you have used up all entrances of the big ticket you will accumulate lots of knowledge and experiences and you will pass by a wonderful day as time flies when you visit thoss wonderful places. PS: The museum also has very clean toilets and a wonderful cafeteria that also functions as a restaurant later on during the day.
  • Wonderfully laid out museum with Greek and English information throughout. It focuses on the Byzantine/ Christian era of the Macedonian area of Greece. It holds many stunning artifacts from Thessaloniki and surrounding areas. Tickets are €6 or you can get the combination ticket €15 which allows you entry into 4 attractions.

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