Nicosia Venetian Walls
Nicosia Byzantine Museum
Visitor Comment:One of the very few places in the world to view greek orthodox ancient icons and learn about the different painting techniques, mosaics and much more...Located within the complex of the Makarios Cultural Foundation in Lefkosia (Nicosia), this museum has the island's largest collection of icons related to Cyprus.
Trip Advisor visitor comment:A friend and I visited this charming museum, set in a fine upper class house of Nicosia, and spent an especially pleasurable 2 hours viewing its displays. We didn't spend much time in the 'Orientation room', and I recommend you copy us.
Trip Advisor visitor comment:We went to see the Makarios III Gallery to view the Icons (Well worth it if you like Ecclesiastical art); the Cathedral is in the immediate area - you have to walk by it to enter the Gallery! We looked around for about 15 min.
Trip Advisor visitor comment:This is a church built in the early 12th century and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a small church and the elaborate byzantine frescoes on the walls depict heaven and hell, the annunciation, as well as other religious themes.