Byzantine and Christian Museum

 

in short

The Byzantine and Christian Museum (BCM) of Athens is one of the most important public institutions in Greece, established in the early 20th century (1914) in order to collect, study, preserve and exhibit the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine cultural heritage in the Hellenic territory.
Villa Ilissia
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Byzantine and Christian Museum

in detail

The Byzantine and Christian Museum (BCM) of Athens is one of the most important public institutions in Greece, established in the early 20th century (1914) in order to collect, study, preserve and exhibit the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine cultural heritage in the Hellenic territory.

The museum collection contains an important number (approximately 30,000) of works of art such as icons, sculptures, ceramics, ecclesiastical textiles, paintings, jewelries and architectural elements (wall paintings and mosaics).

The permanent exhibition is divided in two main parts:
The first is devoted to Byzantium (4th -15th c. AD) and contains 1200 artifacts and the second entitled “From Byzantium to the modern era” presents 1500 artworks dating from the 15th to 20th century.
Villa Ilissia (εκθεσιακός χώρος)
Admission
8 EUR, A separate ticket may apply to temporary exhibitions
Μόνιμη έκθεση
Admission
4 EUR, A separate ticket may apply to temporary exhibitions
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Villa Ilissia (exhibition area)
22 Vasilissis Sofias Ave.
106 75 Athens
Greece
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Permanent exhibition
22 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue
10675 Athens
Greece
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