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Embroidery, 19th century, Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia

House of Chatzigeorgakis Kornesios


Cyprus: Cities

Lefkosia (Nicosia)

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Places of Interest: 1
 

Cyprus Museum
Mouseiou 1, Tel: (02) 86 58 64
Priceless and fascinating collection of Cypriot antiquities and treasures from Neolithic Age to the Early Byzantine period are shown here.

Kasteliotissa (Medieval hall)
Opposite Pafos Gate
This hall, with its strong Gothic elements, was once part of a Lusignan Palace, which dates back to 13th-14th centuries. It has been restored by Department of Antiquities and today is used as a Cultural Center, open to the public only during Cultural events.

Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia
Ippokratous 17, near Laiki Geitonia, Tel: (02) 66 14 75
Historical museum of Lefkosia revives life in the capital, from ancient times to the present day.

Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries
Archbishop Makarios III Foundation Cultural Center within the Archbishopric, Plateia Arch. Kyprianou, Tel: (02) 43 00 08
Largest 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 Cypriote Studies
Plateia Arch. Kyprianou, Tel: (02) 43 25 78
Wide 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
Near the Archbishopric, Plateia Arch. Kyprianou, Tel: (02) 30 45 50
Documents, photos and other memorabilia of 1955-1959 National Liberation Struggle are shown.

Agios Ioannis Cathedral
Within Archbishopric area, Plateia Arch. Kyprianou
Built 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)
Plateia Arch. Kyprianou
Center 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
Patriarchou Grigoriou 20, near Archbishopric, Tel: (02) 305316
It 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.
 

 

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