19th century, Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia
of Chatzigeorgakis Kornesios
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1, Tel: (02) 86 58 64
and fascinating collection of Cypriot antiquities and
treasures from Neolithic Age to the Early Byzantine period
are shown here.
Kasteliotissa (Medieval hall)
hall, with its strong Gothic elements, was once part of a
Lusignan Palace, which dates back to 13th-14th centuries.
has been restored by Department of Antiquities and today
is used as a Cultural Center, open to the public only
during Cultural events.
Municipal Museum of Nicosia
17, near Laiki Geitonia, Tel: (02) 66 14 75
museum of Lefkosia revives life in the capital, from
ancient times to the present day.
Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries
Makarios III Foundation Cultural Center within the
Archbishopric, Plateia Arch. Kyprianou, Tel: (02) 43 00 08
collection of icons on the island, covering the period
from 9th to 18th century is shown in this museum. Art
Galleries contain oil paintings, maps and lithographs.
Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus
Former Cyprus Folk Art Museum, Founded by the society of
Arch. Kyprianou, Tel: (02) 43 25 78
collection of Cypriot folk art of 19th and early 20th
century, including wood-carved objects, tapestry,
embroidery, pottery, national costumes and hand-woven
materials are shown here.
National Struggle Museum
the Archbishopric, Plateia Arch. Kyprianou, Tel: (02) 30
photos and other memorabilia of 1955-1959 National
Liberation Struggle are shown.
Agios Ioannis Cathedral
Archbishopric area, Plateia Arch. Kyprianou
by Archbishop Nikiforos in 1662, 18th century wall
paintings depict scenes from Bible and discovery of the
tomb of Saint Barnabas at Salamis. Dedicated to Agios
Ioannis Theologos (Saint John the Theologian).
Archbishopric (Old and New)
of Cyprus Orthodox Church, the new Archbishopric was built
in a neo-Byzantine style in 1960. The Old Archbishopric
houses Ethnographic museum of Cyprus.
House of Chatzigeorgakis Kornesios
Grigoriou 20, near Archbishopric, Tel: (02) 305316
is the most important 18th century building in Lefkosia,
which after being restored, won 1988 Europe Nostra Award.
Once the residence of Dragoman Chatzigeorgakis Kornesios,
it now houses Cyprus Ethnological Museum.