Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

4.4
#5 of 71 in Museums in Athens
With a massive collection of artifacts from the third century CE through the 20th century, Byzantine and Christian Museum represents one of the leading institutions on Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture worldwide. The museum houses more than 25,000 religious artifacts from the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, and post-Byzantine periods, including pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, and manuscripts. Discover the impressive collection of Byzantine icons, including the oldest icon, which features the Crucifixion on one side and the Virgin Hodegitria on the other. Through the museum's extensive collection, gain an understanding of Byzantine and Christian history. Use our Athens day trip tool to add Byzantine and Christian Museum and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
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  • After paying for the tour, my husband and I entered the museum and found out the self-guided recorded tours were out of order. These tours often provide a plethora of information not displayed on the ...  more »
  • The Byzantine museum, certainly one of the first in the world, collects beautiful pictorial masterpieces, with great testimonies between the 14th century and the 16th century. It is very well distributed on a C-structure, with excellent captions in English. You can photograph most of the works, with the right respect, and then find subject of study. The museum analyzes with significant finds the development of Christianity in its proto-Christian, Byzantine, Orthodox elaborations. For enthusiasts or scholars, provide no less than 3 hours, there is a pleasant café to interpose some breaks. Nearby are the war museum and the Benaki, which from private collection has become a path on the history of Greek art and costume.
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