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The ancient city of Kition, which formerly served as the capital of Cyprus, is now the city of Larnaca that we know and love. The museums in Larnaca are a testament to the history of Cyprus. It is the only city on the island that has been continually inhabited since its founding over 6000 years ago. Obviously, Larnaca has wonderful museums, full with fascinating relics from the surrounding area. Here is a brief summary of some of Larnaca’s museums.

Pierides Museum

 Pierides Museum  in Cyprus
The Pierides Museum is one of the city’s oldest museums and is located in Larnaca. Built in honour of Demetrios Pierides, who fought for the preservation of Cypriot archaeological sites.

Byzantine Museum

 Byzantine Museum  in Cyprus
The Byzantine Museum is adjacent to the interior of the lovely Saint Lazarus Church. It contains significant byzantine icons, relics, gospels, and crosses from the Christian heritage of the Larnaca Province.

Municipal Art Gallery

Municipal Art Gallery  in Cyprus
Finikoudes’s Municipal Art Gallery is sheltered by the roofs of several historic structures in the Europe square. The venue is frequently offered to the public for thematic exhibitions by both local and international artists.

Petreon Sculpture Park

Petreon Sculpture Park  in Cyprus
The Petreon Sculpture Park is located in Mazotos, province of Larnaca. It is the culmination of Mr. Savva Koulendrou’s laborious efforts to create a cultural sculpture exhibition. The sculptures in the open exhibition space are composed of rocks from various locations throughout Cyprus.

Archaeological Museum

Municipal Art Gallery  in Cyprus
Closed for renovation.
Tel.: +357 24304169

Craft of Caning Museum

Petreon Sculpture Park  in Cyprus
Wheelchari Accessible
Tel.: +357 24821740 / +357 99208000
Opening Hours:
Wednesday: 09:00 – 13:00 & 16:00 – 18:00
Friday – Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00

Rural Museum

Municipal Art Gallery  in Cyprus
Wheelchair accessible only at the ground floor rooms.
No special rest rooms.
Tel.: +357 24342648 / +357 24342833
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 09:00 – 15:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00
Closed on Monday, Saturday and on Public Holidays