Mosaic Museum

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Highly recommended

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4 expert recommendations



The small but well-done Mosaic Museum is reached via an entrance halfway through the Arasta Bazaar and houses an excellent display of early Byzantine mosaics. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Archaeologists estimate that the size of the courtyard was 1,872 sq. m (20,150 sq. ft.), requiring a total of 80,000,000 tesserae of lime, glass, and terra cotta. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Dating from early Byzantine times, it was restored from 1983 to 1997 and is now preserved in this museum. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

These delightful mosaic scenes of hunts, myths, animal battles, and everyday life in antiquity... once covered the floor of a large courtyard of the Palatium Magnum. Full review →

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