Friday, March 21, 2014

Limassol Archaeological Museum

The Limassol Archaeological Museum (also known as the Archaeological District Museum of Limassol) is located near the Limassol Municipal Gardens in the city of Limassol, which is within the Limassol district of Cyprus.

The museum was founded in 1948, and it was initially housed in the Limassol Castle, until it was close in 1964.  Then, the current archaeological museum was built in 1972.  In 1975, the Limassol Archaeological Museum was opened to the public, and the Limassol Castle now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum.

The Limassol Archaeological Museum primarily focuses on ancient artifacts from various historical periods that were discovered within the Limassol district of Cyprus.

These exhibits are mostly displayed in three main (and fairly large) rooms.  The first room focuses on pottery, particularly items from the ancient cities of Kourion and Amathus.  The second room displays coins, jewelry, copper tools, etc.  The third room includes sculptures, tombstones, and marble and limestone objects.  In the museum courtyard, there are rows of ancient items as well.

This museum is associated with the Aphrodite Cultural Route in Cyprus, due to the significant amount of ancient items regarding Aphrodite that are on display.

The Limassol Archaeological Museum is a worthwhile visit, particularly to the tourists and locals who plan on exploring the main archaeological site within the Limassol district of Cyprus.

Site: Limassol Archaeological Museum. 

Category: Museum. 

Location: Corner of Anastasi Sioukri and Vyronos Streets in the city of Limassol, within the Limassol district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: 25305157. 

Operating Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday to Friday.

Entrance Fee: €2,50. 

Date of Visit: 2010.

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