Culture & Art Centres KASTORIA (Town) MAKEDONIA WEST - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

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  The building of this museum is located on top of a hill where the Byzantine acropolis once stood. It was inaugurated in 1989 and currently hosts icon collections (second half of 12th c. - 17th c. AD) from various churches (of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine style) in the town of Kastoria, sculpture, mosaic works as well as woodwork and sacred items.
  Some of the most important exhibits are:
•The Descent from the Cross (ca. 1400)
•The Icon of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary (16th c.)
•St Cosmas and Damian (14th c.)
•Icon of St. Nicholas (15th c.)
•Icon of Christ Pantocrator (14th c.)

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.

Folklore Museum

Tel: +30 24670 28603
  The Folklore Museum of Kastoria is lodged in the mansions of Nerantzi Aivazi in the Doltso area.
  The articles of the museum concern items used in older times and they are connected to the activities of the people of Kastoria in their homes, their work, their leisure and their social life. The articles concerning the fur process are remarkable. The pavilion is divided into three areas, the kneading room, the larder and the wine cellar.
  On the mezzanine floor there is a room with a fireplace.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.

  It is the museum where safeguarded traditional local costumes of men and women. It is lodged in the mansion of Emmanouel Brothers and possesses an important collection of traditional costumes of Kastoria city and the wider region. Its operation is based on the effort of the musical and philological club "ARMONIA", which works and sees for its enrichment and its completion.
  The exhibits include:
- Women's costumes
- Men's costumes
- Children's costumes
- A rich collection of coins
  The museum preserves the cultural heritage of the region. It demonstrates the way of life of the people of that time, the quality of life, and the relations of the people of Kastoria with Europe and the rest of the world.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.

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