This jewel of a museum in a restored 19th-century mansion built upon the walls of ancient Athens (the walls are visible through glass floors!) is one of the wonders of modern Athens. Antonis Benaki knew how to spend his father's vast fortune to preserve cultural heritages (this is one of three Benaki museums in Athens). The collection of objects ---... 更多
Boasting one of the most comprehensive collections of Islamic Art in the world, the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art should be one everyone's itinerary in Athens. Housed in a splendid neoclassical house near the metro stop of Theseion, it also has a recently opened cafe on the terrace that affords a superb view of Athens, including a rare root-top view... 更多
Formerly a section of the Benaki Museum moved recently into a new pavillion becoming one of the foremost European museums of İslamic art along. with Gulbenkian museum in Lissabon.The collections of the museum exhibits lesser known regions of İslamic cultural geography.
For a long time it had been a wish of mine to visit this museum. I was not disappointed. The collection items start from the 12-13th Century. Useful everyday items, ornaments of all sorts, beautiful Kutahia and Isnik pottery, armory, doors, all beautifully displayed in the 4 floors of this exceptional museum. Some are unique.The visit was most enjoyable.
Despite it's central location near Kerameikos, few tourists get to this incredible museum. The museum boasts a fascinating and expertly presented collection of art from throughout much of the Islamic world (South Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Europe). There is an archaeological site in the basement which consists of part of the ancient city wall, and a well-curated book shop.... 更多
This museum is a bit off the normal tourist path but is absolutely worth a visit. Greece doesn't tend to make a big deal about its connection to the Ottoman Empire, but the museum takes you through that period in history while offering up gorgeous art and artifacts alongside.
First of all what we mean with the term,Islamic art.It's about art created from civilizations different with each other and in different time periods which concentrate around the same religion world view,Islam.This religion world view is reflected in art artifacts and artifacts of daily use.This museum is not so big but is totally worth your time and your interest and... 更多
The Benaki Museum’s new annexe houses Antonis Benaki’s collection of Islamic art, spanning the 7th to the 19th centuries. The... 更多
This is a fabulous museum, with exquisite works of art from all over the Islamic world. It's collection is particularly... 更多