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Area: 9,251 sq km
Capital: Nicosia
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Nicosia Museums (South Part)

There are several interesting and award-wining museums to visit in South Nicosia including Kykkos Monastery Museum and the Kostas Argyrou Museum.

The Archaeological Museum of Nicosia

he museum belongs to ones that should not be omitted by tourists when visiting Cyprus. Built in 1908, it is located at Museum Street, and covers 9, 500-year civilization. Room 1 shows the exhibits from the Neolithic period (7500-3900 B.C.), predominantly stone implements from Choirokoitia.

The Byzantine Museum of the Makarios III Foundation

About 150 portable icons of varied colors, shapes and techniques are included in the museum. The museum is named “Byzantine”, as Byzantine technique prevails, although there are visible traces of the various invaders and the Crusaders in some paintings.

Folk Art Museum

The museum is located in the old Archbishopric and is included in the Society of Cypriot Studies which was established in 1937. The resourcefulness of the Cypriot artisan, intellectual life and the aesthetic esteem are all to be perceived when admiring the exhibits in the museum.

The National Struggle Museum

One year after the independence of Cyprus, the National Struggle Museum was founded by the then Greek Communal Chamber of Cyprus. Housed in the old Archbishopric, the preservation of the remembrance of the struggle for the liberation represents the basic aim of the museum.

Leventis Municipal Museum

Within the walls of the capital and in the close distance to the commercial sector of Nicosia, one will find the museum at Ippokratous Street which serves since 1989. The two-storeyed building of 19th century has been bought, restored and modified to the Museum and shows the history of the capital for centuries.

Cyprus Jewellers Museum

Goldsmithing and silversmithing represent the branch of the trade, that has its roots in the ancient times, as proved in the archaeological excavations.

The Art Gallery of Makarios III Foundation

Lies at the eastern edge of the impressive Archbishopric and bears the full name the Art Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation. The inauguration of the Cultural Center, which took place on January 18, 1982, paved way to the opening of the Gallery to the public. The visitors can observe 116 European oil paintings, dating from the 16th to the 19th century, predominantly represented by the icons from religion and mythology, and are all housed on the 1st floor. One can compare features of various European schools among which French, Italian, Spanish, Flemish, German, and others. The second floor boasts of about 80 oil paintings by European artists, in which the visible traces of Greek history and especially the Greek Revolution of 1821 are evident.

The State Gallery

Founded in 1990 and housed in a neoclassical building of Nicosia at the corner of Stasinos Avenue and Crete Street, is located the State Gallery. At present it holds approximately 123 paintings and sculptures by more than 70 Cypriot artists. The masterpieces displayed in the gallery make an imposing picture via dominant artistic works of the first decades of the twentieth century up to these days.

The Nicosia Municipal Arts Center

Housed in 19 Apostolou Varnava Street, in the building of the old Power Station of Nicosia, closely cooperating with the Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, The Nicosia Municipal Arts Center can be found. It comprises of the Large Exhibition Hall, the Library of the History of Art, the Restaurant- coffee shop and the Center’s shop.

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