Nicosia Museums and Galleries Tour, Part 1, Nicosia

Nicosia Museums and Galleries Tour, Part 1, Nicosia

Nicosia, as an old city, has a large number of museums dedicated to the history, traditions and interesting facts about the city and country. In the following tour, discover the city’s politics, jewelery making, classic motorcycles, and the Apocalypse Gallery where you can admire modern paintings and sculptures.
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Nicosia Museums and Galleries Tour, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Nicosia Museums and Galleries Tour, Part 1
Guide Location: Cyprus » Nicosia (See other walking tours in Nicosia)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: Cathy
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A. G. Leventis Gallery

1) A. G. Leventis Gallery

The Leventis Gallery is an art gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus. Opened in 2014, it houses a collection of over 800 paintings from Cypriot, Greek and European artists.

The Greek Collection includes works by artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Paris Collection includes works by important European artists of the 17th to the 20th century. Works by Canaletto, François Boucher, Fragonard, Corot, Boudin, Renoir, Monet, Signac and Chagall are on public display. The Cyprus Collection includes...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cyprus Archaeological Museum

2) Cyprus Archaeological Museum (must see)

The Cyprus Museum, or Cyprus Archaeological Museum, is the oldest and largest archaeological museum in Cyprus. The museum houses artefacts discovered during numerous excavations on the island. The museum is home to the most extensive collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world and is located on Museum Street in central Nicosia. Its history goes hand in hand with the course of modern archeology (and the Department of Antiquities) in Cyprus. Of note is that only artifacts discovered on the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum

3) Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum

The Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum, opened for over twenty years, was a project founded by Andreas Nicolaou. Visitors will be amazed by the unbelievable facts related to the history of motorcycles in Cyprus. Exhibiting a large number of photographs and movies reflecting the beauty and importance of this vehicle, it also includes a diverse collection of about 150 motorcycles. Its most popular motorcycles are form World War Two, ones used by the Presidential Guard of Archbishop Makarios and...   view more
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Diachroniki Art Gallery

4) Diachroniki Art Gallery

Diachroniki Art Gallery is a popular place exhibiting both old an contemporary paintings, icons, mosaics, sculptures, jewelery and other objects of visual art. Its collection includes both originals and high quality reproductions. The gallery organizes occasional exhibitions of work by local artists related to the history of Cyprus. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00...   view more
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Leventis Municipal Museum

5) Leventis Municipal Museum (must see)

The Leventio Museum, or Leventis Municipal Museum, is home to an extensive collection of Cypriot works include archaeological artifacts, costumes, photographs, medieval pottery, maps and engravings, jewels, and furniture. The Leventio Municipal Museum presents the history and social development of the city of Nicosia from the Chalcolithic period (3000BC) to the present day. It was founded in 1984 after the initiative of the Mayor of Nicosia, Mr Lellos Demetriades.

The museum is named after...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cyprus Jewellers Museum

6) Cyprus Jewellers Museum

The Cyprus Jewelers Museum is a small museum exhibiting jewels and other items made of precious metals and gems. Its oldest showpieces are from the 19th century. Exhibiting earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings, its collection also includes ancient decorative objects, tools, icons and silver tableware. Visitors can also admire stamps, photographs and documents related to the history of jewelery in Cyprus. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00...   view more
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House of Dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios

7) House of Dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios (must see)

The Hadjigeorgakis Korensios Mansion, or House of Dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios, is situated near the Archbishopric, in the neighborhood of Saint Antonios, where the wealthy notables of the Greek community traditionally used to live. The mansion is the most important example of urban architecture of the last century of Ottoman domination that survives in old Nicosia. It opened on 3 May 1960 with the aid of public subscription, three years after a foundation was established to protect the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Apocalypse Gallery

8) Apocalypse Gallery

The Apocalypse Gallery, the largest art gallery in the city, was opened in 1987 by Natasha Tofarides. Its collection includes work by famous international artists, as well as local masters, consisting mainly of paintings and sculptures. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, with a break from 1:00 to 5:00, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 1:00...   view more

Walking Tours in Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia Museums and Galleries Tour, Part 2

Nicosia Museums and Galleries Tour, Part 2

Nicosia is home to a variety of museums and art galleries. The following tour highlights the city’s most important ones, reflecting Cyprus’ recent and distant past. Visitors will get the opportunity to see artifacts and art objects that paint an illustrious portrait of this ancient city’s history.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Greek Old Town Walk in Nicosia

Greek Old Town Walk in Nicosia

The Greek part of Nicosia’s Old Town is certainly the more modern part of the walled city. The architectural monuments are well-maintained, preserving the spirit of the city’s rich history. Take the following tour to admire and learn more about the past and present of the Greek portion of Nicosia.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The divided capital of Cyprus, Nicosia is an ancient city replete with historic landmarks and numerous museums, offering visitors insight into the island's tumultuous past and present, as well as culture and traditions. Follow this orientation tour to discover these and other, more modern attractions of Nicosia.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Turkish Old Town Walk in Nicosia

Turkish Old Town Walk in Nicosia

The Turkish Part of Nicosia’s Old Town is fairly considered the historic part of the city. The following tour highlights the splendor of the city's history, including social and religious aspects. Some of its buildings date back as far as the 13th century. Discover Nicosia’s rich history and get some great photo opportunities in the Turkish section of the Old Town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Famous Mosques in Nicosia

Famous Mosques in Nicosia

Nicosia is rich in beautifully designed mosques, each of them with its own fascinating history. Some of them were built from churches and monasteries and these remaining elements add a special charm. Nicosia’s multitude of mosques is an indispensable part of the city panorama. Take the following tour to discover the Muslim spirit reflected in the city’s mosques.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Nicosia Shopping Tour

Nicosia Shopping Tour

Nicosia, being the capital of such an exotic country as Cyprus, couldn't be a better shopping spot for tourists. Offering a traditional Turkish market, folk art, crafts and fashionable shops and boutiques, Nicosia has something for everyone. Take the following tour to discover the best in Nicosia’s shopping.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km