Explore arts, antiques from the Neolithic age to the Roman period, traditional costumes, archaeological findings and many other things in the museums, art galleries of Limassol (Lemesos), Cyprus.
This museum was initially housed in a section of the Limassol Castle, which was founded in 1948. It holds many extraordinary artefacts dating from the beginning of the 4th and 5th centuries AD and covers all the historical periods to the early phases of the Ottoman Period (16th-17th centuries). The artefacts presented are mostly connected with the latest periods of Cyprus' history, signifying various great archaeological discoveries. There are three main rooms in the museum. The first room exhibits tools and pottery from 3000BC to 1300AD, from archaeological sites such as Amathus and Kourion and other areas in Limassol. The second room exhibits jewellery, Roman coins, razor blades and sculptures from 1700BC. The third room exhibits archaeological findings, mainly from the ancient site of Amathus. It includes the statue of Artemis and remains depicting ancient icons.
Address: Lord Byron, Limassol, Cyprus
Limassol's castle, which houses Cyprus' Medieval Museum, was built in the 14th century on a Byzantine castle site. The ground floor contains armorial bearings, tombstones and paintings, which came from Nicosia and the church of Pygra. The second floor displays pottery, jewellery, a full suite of amour and weaponry. The museum's basement displays images of Cypriot Byzantine churches and sculptures from the Santa Sophia cathedral in occupied Nicosia.
Address: Near the Old Port, Limassol Castle, Cyprus
Located inside the Limassol Zoo, the museum exhibits stuffed animals, birds and reptiles. It is an educational centre that offers lectures on the relevant subjects. The museum also provides the opportunity to watch films on wildlife and nature.
Address: P.O. Box 12586, 2251 Nicosia, Limassol, Cyprus
Best place to learn all about sea sponges. This small but fascinating exhibition centre located in the old port area of Limassol offers a vast collection of sea sponges, and some of them are available on sale.
Address: Old port Roundabout 3, Limassol 3733, Cyprus
It is said that Cyprus has a history of over 5,000 years of making exquisite wine. It is one of the first wine-producing countries that has retained its own wine-making process. Therefore, the Wine Museum is worth visiting in Limassol, situated on the old Limassol - Paphos road and can be easily reached by bus from Limassol's central marketplace.
Address: 42 Paphou Street, CY-4630 Erimi, Limassol, Cyprus
The museum is an ideal place to discover Cyprus' folk art. Established in 1985, with six rooms containing an average of 500 objects, the museum houses some of the most remarkable hand-made exhibits, including tapestry, embroidery, wooden chests, waistcoats, men's jackets, necklaces, a variety of light clothes, country tools, national and traditional costumes. Due to its excellent preservation and superb portrayal of Cypriot heritage, in 1989, it won the Europa Nostra Award.
Address: Agiou Andreou 253, Limassol, Cyprus
The Sculpture Park located by the sea-front, features a series of public sculptures created during three international events from 1999 to 2001. The sculptures of different sizes include Victor Bonato from Germany, Sadia Bahat from Israel, Ahmet El-Stoahy from Egypt etc. Cypriot artists such as Maria Kyprianou, Kyriakos Kallis and Helene Black from Limassol have also impacted the park.
Address: M2GX+6HW, Limassol, Cyprus
The museum is situated on a hill just outside the village of Anogyra, midway between the motorways from Limassol to Paphos city. It is an informative exhibition where one can learn about the history of olive oil and even observe how it is made. A gift shop at the museum sells high-grade extra virgin oil and other related souvenirs.
Address: QQ45+RWX, Anogyra, Cyprus
The Limassol Municipal Art Gallery displays paintings by some of Cyprus's most talented and renowned artists such as Takis Fragoudes, Nikos Nikolaides, Loukia Nikolaidou and Spiros Dimitriades. These works are displayed in the old building while the new ground halls exhibit works of upcoming Cypriot artists.
Address: B1, Limassol, Cyprus