Museum of Icons

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Museum of Icons

Museum of Icons
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ctsounis
Nowy Jork, Nowy Jork1 017 contributions
Rare Icons and documents
lis 2017 • Znajomi
The museum has a -papyrus dated 553 from Byzantine Ravenna by Goth (German) Christians to the Archbishop of Ravenna. This is a high point of the Museum, There is a book dated the 14th century called the Alexander Romance in Arabicwith illustrations by Pseudo Callisthenes. We were unable to take photos. I was amazed by logos on icons that indicated aristocratic Greek Families. Buy a book, even in Greek to see icons.
Written 14 października 2018
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ANA
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Perfect for icon lovers
sie 2018
The first thing you need to know is that the Museum's location is wrongly marked on some maps so please double check it and look for a large Greek flag outside of the building. The museum is small but has a beautiful selection of Greek icons and a couple of manuscripts. The day I visited I was the only one in the room, so it probably isn't the top tourist location in Venice. The only shortcomings I can think about are that only cash is accepted, especially if you are planning on buying a catalog or book (entrance fee is 4 Euro but books are in the 30-50 Euro range). And the audio tour (2 euro) does not explain much about each individual icon, with a few exceptions, and sometimes gives a short explanation of a group of icons (say, from number 10 to 15). Photography is not permitted and the room has AC, which is a lovely bonus in summer.
Written 10 sierpnia 2018
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Andrew K
Nowy Jork, Nowy Jork777 contributions
Must-See Icons!
paź 2016
The icons here are fantastic, wonderfully lighted and presented, and well worth the admission fee. We even bought a poster of one of them from the friendly desk person. Visit the church next door afterwards.
Written 8 października 2016
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Henry K
Poole, UK30 contributions
Icons like jewels
wrz 2016 • Pary
Guided by friends we eventually found the small renovated museum just beside a splendid church, the content was revelatory; simply and well displayed the icons were a joy in their magnificence a must see if you have time in frenetic Venice. The climb up fairly steep stairs, without a handrail, was compensated by the array of wonderful icons of all shape and sizes on offer to view.
Written 27 września 2016
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Luisella P
Bruksela, Belgia172 contributions
A gem
mar 2016 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
The museum is part of the Hellenic Institute of Venice and is part of the complex of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George of the Greeks. It is not a large museums but has an extremely fine collection of rare icons, some of which came to the city when the Greek population fled Constantinopole at the arrival of the Turks. Some are from the famous Crete school. There is also an ancient papyrus, illuminantes manuscrits, religious objects and clothes. The price of the entrance ticket is 4 euros. Student pay half price. It is well worth it.
Written 16 marca 2016
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sombochris
Holywood, UK136 contributions
Amazing museum for Art lovers and icon buffs alike
mar 2016
The door of the museum is closed, which gives the impression it is closed. However if the door is open, proceed up the stairs into a Narnia like Icon world. These are fascinating, even if you are not into using them for prayer, the colour and detail is amazing. This is a unique opportunity
Written 14 marca 2016
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Wishflower
Kalifornia275 contributions
Beautiful Greek Icons in Air Conditioned space
wrz 2015
This is a beautiful, modern museum full of Greek religious icons. It is rather small, but nicely done. If you have never seen Greek Orthodox icons, then you should go. If you have seen them before, I can't say that I saw anything new or different. In retrospect I don't think it's worth the 4-5 Euro entry fee.
Written 10 września 2015
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JanGeorge
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK228 contributions
Icons and texts dating back to circa 500AD,
lip 2015 • Pary
Next door to Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci. Has exhibits dating back to circa 500AD, including a hand written papyrus by Goth Christians that is still perfectly legible - at least to scholars of Goth literature. Some amazing icons of a quality rarely seen elsewhere. NO PHOTOGRAPHS! Respectable dress code applies.
Written 25 lipca 2015
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HelloBoss
Melton Mowbray, UK15 contributions
A beautiful room full of byzantine icons
paź 2014 • Dla rodziny
This is really one of the hidden gems of Venice (and not in any of the guidebooks). Inside this subtly lit and atmospheric two room museum is a fantastic collection of byzantine icons depicting biblical and religious themes. Most of the exhibits are from the 15th-17th centuries. There are works in the style of Constantinople, such as the Madonna and Child, the Apostles and Saints, and the icon of Christ “in glory” with the Apostles but don't miss the Archangel Michael. Its not difficult to find next to the church of San Giorgio dei Greci, on Campo dei Greci. (Look for the leaning white church tower).
Written 26 października 2014
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