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Entrance Ticket for Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

by Key Tours Duration 8h Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is 9 €

In the historical centre of Athens, in a complex of neo-classical buildings, is located the Benaki Museum which houses a unique exhibition of Islamic art collections and examples of all its local variations from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain. The Benaki Museum of Islamic art ranks among the most important in the world.

Admire more than 8,000 works of art, including ceramics, gold, metalwork, textiles and glass, smaller groupings of bone objects, inscribed funerary steles and weaponry, as well as the marble-faced interior of a reception room from a 17th-century Cairo mansion. The collections present the evolution of Islamic civilisation from the first appearance to the 19 century.

The most important artefacts of the collection are the two carved wooden memorial door panels from 8th century Mesopotamia as well as the unique reed wat from 10th-century Tiberias, the small brass box bearing the signature of Ismail ibn al-Ward al-Mausili dated 1200, the bronze astrolabe of Ahmad ibn al-Sarraj dated 1328/29, and the famous 16th century velvet saddle from Bursa.

The first artefacts have been collected by Antonis Benakis in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century. Similar collections from Europe and America complete the Benaki Museum collection.

In the historical centre of Athens, in a complex of neo-classical buildings, is located the Benaki Museum which houses a unique exhibition of Islamic art collections and examples of all its local variations from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain. The Benaki Museum of Islamic art ranks among the most important in the world.

Admire more than 8,000 works of art, including ceramics, gold, metalwork, textiles and glass, smaller groupings of bone objects, inscribed funerary steles and weaponry, as well as the marble-faced interior of a reception room from a 17th-century Cairo mansion. The collections present the evolution of Islamic civilisation from the first appearance to the 19 century.

The most important artefacts of the collection are the two carved wooden memorial door panels from 8th century Mesopotamia as well as the unique reed wat from 10th-century Tiberias, the small brass box bearing the signature of Ismail ibn al-Ward al-Mausili dated 1200, the bronze astrolabe of Ahmad ibn al-Sarraj dated 1328/29, and the famous 16th century velvet saddle from Bursa.

The first artefacts have been collected by Antonis Benakis in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century. Similar collections from Europe and America complete the Benaki Museum collection.

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Entrance Ticket for Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

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Entrance Ticket for Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Activity Location

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

22 Agion Asomaton

Athens 105 53

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

    22 Agion Asomaton

    Athina 105 53


Highlights

  • More than 8000 works of Islamic art

  • Very important collections from all around world

  • Admire the unique reed wat from 10th-century Tiberias

  • See the famous 16th century velvet saddle from Bursa

  • Admire the bronze astrolabe of Ahmad ibn al-Sarraj


Inclusions

  • Benaki Museum of Islamic Art entrance ticket

  • Free WiFi internet access


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up / drop off service

  • Personal expenses


Know Before You Book

  • The meeting point is Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

  • Opening hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 6pm

  • Free admision for persons under 18 years old