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Meet Culture. Meet Nicosia.
How much do you actually know about the island of Cyprus and its capital? Prepare to be amazed; Travel back in time, through visiting more than 50 museums, galleries, and archaeological sites in Nicosia -the essence of Art, History, and Culture of Cyprus! Meet Nicosia. Meet Culture. 
Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation
The Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation - Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries is located next to the Archbishop’s Manor, (near St. Ioannis Cathedral Church) and is made up of three exhibition spaces: the Museum of Byzantine Art that is home to some rare icons from 5th – 19th century, the European Art Gallery, with oil paintings from the school of Rubens, Delacroix Lorain and others (16th – 19th century) and the Greek Independence War Art Gallery, with paintings from the Greek Revolution of 1821 and Greek mythology.

Plateia Archiepiskopou Kyprianou, (in the yard of St. John Cathedral) Lefkosia

Operating Hours:

Byzantine Museum:
Monday-Friday: 09.00-16.30
Saturday: 09.00-1300

Monday –Friday: 09.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.30 

+357 22 430 008

Admission: €4.00 - The Ticket Shop closes 15 minutes before the closing of the Museum

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Cyprus Folk Art Museum
The Cyprus Folk Art Museum was founded in 1937 by Society of Cypriot Studies and is housed in the spaces of the Old Archbishop’s Manor, opposite the Pancyprian Gymnasium. The building of the museum dates back to the 15th century (monastic complex) with earlier additions.  The richly gothic arch with the 16th century fresco of Annunciation is the only saved of this period in Nicosia. The museum’s collection has examples of weaving, embroidery, pottery, metalworks, naive paintings of well-known Cypriot painters, shadow’s theatre exhibition etc. Also of note is the gate of St. Mamantos (19th century) that inspired the George Seferis’ poem, ‘Details of Cyprus’. Furthermore the Jewellers’ Museum has be moved on the Museum’s ground floor. On the first floor temporary exhibitions can be found and also exhibitions of Archbishop's history (Kyprianos room, Makarios office). 

Archbishop Makarios Square

Tel: 22 432 578

Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:00-14:00, Tuesday-Friday: 9:00-16:00
Saturday: 9:00-13:00

Adults €2.00/ Children €1.00/ Special price for groups

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The Cyprus Museum
This is the main archaeological Museum of Cyprus and traces the long history of civilization on the island from prehistoric times to the early Christian period. Extensive excavations throughout the island have enriched the collections of the museum considerably and brought Cypriot archaeology to the forefront of international archaeological research.

Here the cultural heritage of Cyprus, such as pottery, jewelry, sculpture and coins from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age, Iron Age and the Greco-Roman period, is cherished and displayed for everyone to enjoy. Star exhibits include the statue of Aphrodite of Soloi, a gold jewelry collection and objects from the royal tombs of Salamis.The museum is a stop on the Aphrodite Cultural route.

1 Mouseiou str., Lefkosia

Operating Hours:

Monday: Closed Tuesday,
Thursday & Friday: 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00

+357 22 865 854

The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia was established in 1984 by the Nicosia Municipality and the Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation, after the initiative of the then- Mayor of Nicosia, Lellos Demetriades. The Museum was inaugurated in 1989 and two years later, in 1991, the Museum was honoured with the European Museum of the Year Award. Today, entirely refurbished and with the new “Constantine Leventis” wing, the Museum aims to continue in its mission of contributing to the protection of Nicosia’s history.

The permanent exhibition spaces are home to exhibits which take the visitor on a journey through the history of Nicosia, from antiquity to present day. The Museum also offers organized educational programs, tours and other events.

15-17 Hippocrates Str., Laiki Yitonia, P.O. Box: 21015, 1500 Nicosia

Operating Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:30

Tel: +357 22661475

Admission FREE

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The Museums of the Pancyprian Gymnasium
The Museums of The Pancyprian Gymnasium, the oldest school of Secondary Education in Cyprus, are being housed in the historical centre of Lefkosia (Nicosia), in a fascinating 12-room space. Apart from the Museum of the History of the School, the Museums of The Pancyprian Gymnasium comprise of: the Archaeological and the Nomismatic collection, the collection of Old Maps and all Old Weaponry most of which have a Cypriot character. There is also an art gallery with works of great Cypriot painters who served as teachers and students of the School, a Museum for Natural History and other exhibits.

The Museums aim at preserving and exhibiting these diversified collections, giving the opportunity for research and study of the history of education in Cyprus. The Museums of The Pancyprian Gymnasium are open and accessible to visitors of all ages and interests.

Agiou Ioannou and Thisseos str. (next to the Pancyprian Gymnasium)

Operating Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 09:00 – 15:30
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00

Tel: +357 22 466 014

Admission FREE
Museum on the History of Cypriot Coinage
In the Museum of the History of Cyprus Coinage there is on display an important part of the Numismatic Collection of the Cultural Foundation, with more than 500 coins presenting the history of Cyprus from the period of the city – kingdoms of mid. 6th century BC to the modern issues of the Republic of Cyprus.

Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation 86 Faneromenis str., Lefkosia

Operating Hours:
Daily: 10:00 - 19:00

Tel: +357 22 128 157

Admission FREE

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Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum
The Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum in Lefkosia (Nicosia) was established by Andreas Nicolaou and is the result of a 20 - year personal effort. Today, this collection comprises more than 150 pieces. The museum exhibits motorcycles dated between 1914 - 1983, such as AJS, MV Aqusta, Matchless, Norton, BSA, Triumph, Ariel, BMW, James, Moto Guzzi, Royal Enfield and many more.

Four motorcycles of museum of historical motorcycle Cyprus have become stamps for the Cypriot Democracy in 2007. Certain appreciable pieces that are exposed in the museum are 3 motorcycles from the Personal Guards of Archbishop Makarios III, the motorcycle of hero of  EOKA Stylianos Lena and motorcycles from the first and Second World War.

Address: 44 Granikou str., Lefkosia

Operating Hours:
Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 13:30 15:30 - 18:00,
Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00

Tel: +357 99 543 215, +357 22 680 222

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Museum of the George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides
Collection (Donated by Clio and Solon Triantafyllides) The George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides Collection covers a wide range of the history and archaeology of Cyprus, from the Early Bronze Age (2500 BC) to the end of the Mediaeval period (sixteenth century).

Numbering more than 600 items, the collection is one of the most important private collections in Cyprus, possessing superb examples of Mycenacan pottery and a rich part of sculpture in limestone, dating from the early 6th century BC.

86 - 90 Phaneromenis str. , Lefkosia

Operating Hours:
Daily: 10:00 - 19:00

Τel.: +357 22 128 157

Admission FREE
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Ethnological Museum
Ethnological Museum/The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios. The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios is the most important example of urban architecture of the last century of Ottoman domination that survives in old Lefkosia. It is situated near the Archbishopric, in the neighbourhood of Saint Antonios, where the wealthy notables of the Greek community traditionally used to live.

The Archontiko (mansion) of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios is the house where the dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios and his family lived between 1793 and 1808. The dragoman acted as interpreter between the Christian population and the Ottoman governor.

Patriarchou Grigoriou 20, Lefkosia

Operating Hours:
Monday & Sunday: closed,
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 08:30 - 15:30,
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00, Saturday: 09:30 - 15:30,
Closed on Public Holidays.

Admission: €2.50
Cyprus Handicraft Centre
At the Handicraft Centre in Nicosia visitors can see artisans engaged in such traditional crafts as weaving, basket making, wood carving, pottery, and the production of leather and traditional copper items.

A large variety of hand-produced items are on sale at the Centre's shop.

Athalassas Avenue 186, Strovolos, Lefkosia

Operating Hours:
The workshops are open: Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 14:30,
Thursday: 15:00 - 18:00 (except in July - August)

Admission FREE
Natural History Museum of the World
Fossils, Minerals and Meteorites. Some of the specimens are unique and rare. It includes dinosaur specimens, birds, plants, insects, etc.

A large variety of hand-produced items are on sale at the Centre's shop.

N120 Α+Β Strovolos Avenue, Strovolos, 2042 Nicosia

Telephone: 22312676 Fax: 22487716

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00-13:00, 14:30-16:30
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-16:30

Opening Period:
All year round Entrance

Fee: Juniors & Students @ €3 Adults: @ €5

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Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum
The Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum houses the private collection of contemporary Cypriot and Greek Art of the Zampelas family. This unique art centre is in the heart of Nicosia, in the picturesque area of Kaimakli, offering visitors a taste of modern Cypriot culture.

Furthermore it houses temporary exhibitions in the Zmart Gallery, a shop offering collectible souvenirs and art objects based on the Museum’s artworks and a charming indoors and outdoors café. Educational programmes and guided tours are also on offer. The building itself is an architectural landmark that combines tradition with progress.

27 Arch. Makarios III Avenue, Kaimakli, CY - 1020, Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel: +357 22456099
Fax: +357 22456091

Opening times:
September - May Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 19:00
Friday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00
June, July, August Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00
The Museum is closed from 8 to 22 August and on all public holidays.

* To confirm our opening hours, please call 22456099 before your visit.

Admission: €6.00

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Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR)
The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) located on Ermou Street in the heart of the walled city of Nicosia, opened in 2014. The CVAR is home to the Costas and Rita Severis collections, which include paintings, antique costumes and memorabilia related to Cyprus and its neighbours.

The CVAR also houses a library and research centre whose over 5,000 volumes are available to scholars and casual readers alike. In its café and roof garden, the CVAR screens films and slide shows. On the ground floor, the CVAR hosts a wide range of activities, workshops and seminars supported by the Foundation and its partners to promote understanding and peaceful coexistence.

285 Ermou Street, Nicosia 1017, Cyprus

Tel: 357 22 300999

Visiting Hours:
Winter:(Closed Monday)
Tuesday-Sunday: 9:30-16:30
Friday: 9:30-21:00
Summer: (Closed Sunday)
Monday-Saturday: 10:30-18:00

Research Centre
Winter:(Closed Sunday and Monday)
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30-16:30
Summer:(Closed Sunday)
Monday-Saturday: 10:00-18:00
Admission: €5.00

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A.G. Leventis Gallery
The A. G. Leventis Gallery was opened in central Nicosia in 2014, fulfilling Anastasios G. Leventis' bequest to make the art treasures acquired during his lifetime accessible to his compatriots in Cyprus. True to the founder's vision, the A. G. Leventis Foundation resolved that his Collections should be exhibited in a building worthy of the art it houses. Following an international architectural competition, construction of the Gallery began in 2011 and was completed in 2014.

Eco-friendly and equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual resources within the framework of a traditional museum, the Gallery is designed to inform and entertain visitors of all ages. The Gallery is home to three collections: the Paris Collection and the Greek Collection, acquired by Anastasios G. Leventis himself, and the more recent Cyprus Collection.

5, A. G. Leventis (ex Leonidou) street 1097 Nicosia, Cyprus P.O. Box 22543

Tel: +357 22668838

Opening Hours:
Every day except Tuesday from 10.00 to 17.00.
Open on Wednesday until 22.00.

Standard admission €5
Standard admission with audio guide €7
Temporary exhibitions €6
Temporary exhibitions with audio guide €8

Reduced Admission
Seniors (65 years old and over with ID)
Students (19-26 years old with ID)
Groups of 10 people or more Journalists
Reduced admission tickets €3
Reduced admission with audio guide €5

Free Admission
Members of the A. G. L. G.
Children and young people under 18
Visitors with disabilities and their companion
Members of ICOM-ICOMOS
Teachers accompanying school classes participating in educational programmes
Parents accompanying their children participating in educational programmes
Audio and Visual Guides
There is a choice between two audio or visual self-guided tours:
Audio guide:
Conventional audio guide equipment with descriptions of selected works
Visual guides:
Android application with audio and visual facilities for guided tours
Visitors can download an iPad or Android application for a fee.

Audio guide price
: €3
Local Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion
The Local Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion was founded in 2007 with the aim to promote the rich finds of the region of Idalion and later to function as a visitors´ centre for the archaeological site in which it is located.

The archaeological site of Idalion is one of the most important sites in Cyprus, with rich finds now adorning the most famous museums of the world. The ancient city was founded, according to tradition, by the Achaean hero of the Trojan war, Chalcanor, descendant of Teucer, the founder of Salamis.

Dali Telephone 22444818

Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 08.30 -16.00
Saturday, Sunday: closed Admission € 2,50

Entrance: Ramp Special Parking Space: (marked)
Special rest rooms: available (marked)
Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre
The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation, was inaugurated on January the 14th in 1994 and operates according to the cooperation agreement between the Nicosia Municipality and the Pierides Foundation.

The Arts Centre is housed in the old Power Station building, granted by the Electricity Authority to the Municipality of Nicosia. This building had been the first Power Generating Station in Nicosia. It had been deserted for almost 20 years until the Nicosia Municipality, during the majoralty of Lellos Demetriades, made an agreement with the Pierides Foundation, during the Demetris Z. Pierides presidency, for the transformation of the complex into the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre.

19, Palias Ilektrikis, 1016 Lefkosia P.O.Box 21015, 1500 Lefkosia

Τ: +357 22797400,
F: +357 22432531

Opening Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00-21:00,
Sunday and Monday closed

Admission FREE