The Paphos Byzantine Museum is located in the centre of Paphos and was founded by the Metropolite Chrysostomou at the time.

It has been housed in a privately owned building of the Metropolis since 1989. The largest and most worth collection of the museum is the icon collection, whose number exceeds one hundred.

The museum houses the oldest until today icon that has been saved in Cyprus. This is the icon of Agia Marina in praying position, being surrounded by scenes of her torment. This icon is dated from the period of the icon fights and can be dated to the 7th of 8th century.

The museum exhibits murals that come from abandoned churches, some specimens of wood carving and sculpturing , an excellent collection of church metalwork (17th – 20th century) , a collection of church robes and church embroidery as well as a collection of manuscripts (1462 until the 19th century ), and ancient books.

 

Address:

5 Andrea Ioannou, Paphos (near Ayios Theodoros church, adjoined to the Paphos Bishopric)

Phone:

26 931393

Operating Hours:

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 15:00,

Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00

Operating Period:

All year round

Entrance Fee

€2

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