Museums, Ioannina

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    The Municipal Museum
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  • Byzantine Museum
    Byzantine Museum
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    Limestone funerary stele
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    WAX MUSEUM of Pavlos Vrellis

    by Georgio Updated Jan 1, 2003

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    Wounded bodyguard of Ali Pasha

    Favorite thing: You shouldn't miss the VRELLIS WAX MUSEUM! If you have heard of Madam Tysseu's museum in London then you'll get to know that its only Greek counterpart are to be found in Ioannina! But in contrast with that of Mme Tysseu, Ioannina museum hosts exclusively persons of the Greek -recent mainly- history.(In the photo a close up of one of Ali-Pasha's wounded body-guards during the last stage of Ali-Pasha's dramatic life-The battle in the islet and his decapitation).
    More information about the Vrellis museum can retrieve from their web site in the following link (Greek Ministry of Culture):
    http://www.culture.gr/4/42/421/42103/42103l/e42103l1.html
    Or directly from Vrellis:
    http://www.vrellis.org/

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    Municipal museum

    by matza Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Municipal Museum

    Favorite thing: If you continue on around the inside perimeter of the walls, you will come to a large clearing. From here, ascend a cobblestone slope to the Aslan Pasha Cami, a 17th-century school with cells for Islamic scholars. Its mosque now houses the Municipal Popular Art Museum. In summer, it's open daily from 8am to 8pm; in winter, Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Admission is Dr600 ($1.75).
    The mosque was erected in 1618 on the site of an Orthodox church, razed by Aslan Pasha to punish the Christian Greeks for a failed revolt. Entering the mosque, observe in the vestibule the recesses for shoes. The exhibits, which include traditional costumes, jewelry, weapons, documents, and household wares, are grouped around the three major religious-ethnic communities of Ioannina: the Orthodox Greeks, the Muslims, and the Jews.
    There's an adjacent minaret, and when it and the mosque are illuminated each night, the scene from the lake is captivating.

    You can also get there from the gate of the lake, across from the lake front.

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    Byzantine Museum of Ioannina

    by matza Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Byzantine Museum

    Favorite thing: The museum is housed in one of the buildings of the acropolis, inside the castle of Ioannina. The central section was built in the 1960's and originally functioned as a Royal Pavilion. The museum was opened to the public in 1995. The collection of the silver items is housed in a seperate 19th century building on the acropolis, and the exhibition is going to be arranged in several more buildings of the acropolis, as well.
    The museum contains collections of early Christian and Byzantine sculptures, excavation finds from Arta, pottery, manuscripts and early editions of printed books, post-Byzantine icons and silver items.

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    Archaeological Museum of Ioannina

    by matza Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Limestone funerary stele

    Favorite thing: Up behind Central Square( with the clock tower )inside the "Litharitsia" park is the city's archaeological museum. It was designed by architect Aris Konstandinidis. It contains five main chambers with archeological findings from all around Epirus. It has a remarkable collection of vesels, armor, jewellery, coins, inscriptions, and sculptures. You will also see a chamber with a collection of paintings from Greek painters.
    Address:
    6, 25th March Square
    IOANNINA TOWN 452 21
    EPIRUS
    IOANNINA Telephones/fax:
    tel: +306510 33357, 25490
    fax: +306510 71835
    working hours are Tuesday till Sunday 08.30 - 15.00. Every Monday is closed. Museum is also closed on the following dates: 25 and 26 of December, 1st of January, 25 of March, Easter, 1st of May.
    Admission price for adults is 500 GDR., over 65 years old is 300 GDR. Free admission to visitors up to 18 years old, students and soldiers. Free admission: Every Sunday from Nov. 1st till Mar. 31st., the official Greek holidays, March 6th, April 18th, May 18th, June 6th and the last weekend of September.

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    Byzantine Museum of Ioannina

    by harido Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fondest memory: The museum is housed in one of the buildings of the acropolis, inside the castle of Ioannina. The central section was built in the 1960's and originally functioned as a Royal Pavilion. The museum was opened to the public in 1995. The collection of the silver items is housed in a seperate 19th century building on the acropolis, and the exhibition is going to be arranged in several more buildings of the acropolis, as well.
    The museum contains collections of early Christian and Byzantine sculptures, excavation finds from Arta, pottery, manuscripts and early editions of printed books, post-Byzantine icons and silver items.

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    Visit the Byzantine Museum...

    by Christianne Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Byzantine Museum housed in one of the bulidings inside the Ioannina's Castle. This Museum opened to the public in 1995.
    Ia separate building you can admire the silver items.
    The Museum has many items Christian and Byzantine sculptures,pottery and manuscripts.

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