Folk Art Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus

The Folk Art Museum is located in the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation compound, next to the Byzantine Museum and St. John's Cathedral. 
It was founded in 1937 and is maintained by a group of volunteers. In 1964 it moved to the premises of the old Archbishopric Palace, after the Archbishop of Cyprus moved to the new palace, so the building alone is worth the visit. It dates back to the 15th century and was built in the gothic style, on top of a benedictine monastery. The Greek orthodox church started using the building sometime before the Ottoman occupation.
The Ethnographic museum presents a collection of 19th and early 20th centuries folk art- embroidery, lace, costumes, pottery, metalwork, basketry, folk painting, leather work and woodcarving. For €2 it's definitely worth the visit.

Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1 p.m. on Sat.)

Entrance fee: €2


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