Nicosia’s rich historical and cultural history is depicted in a large number of museums, art galleries, and cultural landmarks spread throughout the city. Nicosia is, unfortunately, the last divided capital of Europe, and it is home to beautifully adorned churches and many museums which are a testament to its centuries’ old traditions.Among them are: the Cyprus Archaeological…Museum, the A.G Leventis Gallery & Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of the National Struggle, the State Gallery of Contemporary Art, and the House of Chatzigeorgakis Kornesios, amongst others.
A.G Leventis Gallery
Anastasios G. Leventis from 1950 until the decade of 1970 collected and managed to create the current complete collection of European Art of the A.G.Leventis Foundation, known as ”The Paris Collection”. Thanks to the hard work of Mr. Leventis and the large part of his life spent in Paris, he collected an undisputable cultural wealth of artistic findings from many art movements.
Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia brings to the surface the historic route of the capital city of Cyprus from the first ages of 3000 b.c. until today. The birth of the museum refers to 1984 after the decision of the Nicosia Mayor Mr. Demetriadi. Named after the donation of Mr. Leventi who invested and restored the building from its ashes and delivered it to the Municipal of Nicosia.
House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios
Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage
Folk Art Museum
Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum
Centre of Visual Arts & Research
The National Struggle Museum
State Gallery of Contemporary Art
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion
Fikardou Rural Museum
George & Nefeli Giabra Pierides Collection Museum