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Museum of Kykkos Monastery

Cyprus

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Houses an important collection of Christian and other exhibits.

It is a museum situated inside the monastery itself and like its treasury it forms an integral part of it. Its exhibits such as icons, holy objects, woodcarvings, vestments, embroideries, manuscripts, are exhibited as part of the living adoration and the history of the monastery.

The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos was founded around the end of the 11th century by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081 - 1118).

The Museum contains invaluable religious relics and objects full of meaning and history.

The museum divided to four rooms:

1. Antiquities

2. Early Christian, Byzantine, post-byzantine vessels, vestments, ornaments

3. Icons, frescoes, woodcarvings

4. Manuscripts, documents, books

 

The first President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III, served here as a novice. At his own wish he was buried on the summit of Throni, 3 kilometres west of the monastery, and not far from his native village of Panayia. The monastery produces zivania and a variety of other alcoholic drinks and holds religious fairs on September 8th (Birth of the Virgin) and August 15th (Dormition of the Virgin).

Operating Hours:

November - May Daily: 10:00 - 16:00

June - October: Daily: 10:00 - 18:00

Operating Period: All year round

Entrance Fee: 5 euro per person, 3 euro for groups.

Children and students free of charge.

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Kykkos, P.O. Box 28183, Troodos-Mountains, 2091

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