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Museum of Byzantine Icons in Venice Italy

Museum of Byzantine Icons in Castello, Venice Italy: history, opening hours, contacts, fares of tickets and useful information for the visit.
Museo delle Icone Bizantine di Venezia Museum of Byzantine Icons - Castello, 3412 - Venezia

In a few rooms on the first floor of the Scoletta di San Nicolò, by Baldassare Longhena of the seventeenth century that was Hospital of the Greek Poveri from 1678 until the beginning of the twentieth century, it is possible to admire the vast production of Greek, Cretan and Venetian icons from the 14th century to the seven hundred.

Many of these icons arrived in Venice in the past centuries. Among these stand out the works of Michele Damaskinòs, Giorgio Klonzas, Emanuele Lambardos, Teodoro Pulakis, Emanuele Tzanes Bunialis.

The collection also offers to the visitor illuminated manuscripts, sacred vestments and some Constantinopolitan works of art from the Palaeologos era, such as the Madonna with Child, Apostles and Saints and the icon of Christ "in Glory" with the Apostles, brought by Constantinople and donated to the Confraternity by a Byzantine noblewoman, Anna Paleologhina Notarà.

How to get to Museum of Byzantine Icons

By vaporetto take line 2 or 1 with a stop in San Marco or San Zaccaria.
The Museum of Byzantine Icons is located near the Church of St. George of the Greeks and is easily reachable from Riva degli Schiavoni taking the Calle della Pietà and then the Calle dei Greci up to the Salizada dei Greci where the Hellenic Institute is located a few meters from the Bridge of the Greeks.

Hours: from 10.00 to 17.00. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: information not available.
Telephone: +39.041.5226581
Website: Museum of Byzantine Icons


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