Onufri Museum

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Rruga Antipatrea, Berat, Albania

Onufri Museum Berat Reviews

AdamR3723 AdamR3723
180 reviews
Well worth the climb! Mar 04, 2017
This museum, housed in an old church in the castle area of Berat is reached by climbing steep cobbled streets. It is named in honour of Onufri, who was a leading painter in the Balkans in the 16th century. A modern statue commemorating him may be seen as you enter the castle district. The museum contains a few woeks by Onufri, and plenty of paintings by other artists as well as some religious silverware.

The art gallery is in a building attached to the old church, which has been conserved beautifully.

Photography is not permitted inside the church or the galleries, but there is a well-stocked gift shop with quality art books etc.

A visit to this museum is well worth the climb.
BERAT CASTLE AREA statue of Onufri
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ONUFRI MUSEUM IN BERAT
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tj1777 tj1777
378 reviews
Onufri Museum Apr 10, 2009
There are many churches in the Kalasa district of Berat but in the biggest one is a nice main room with traditional gold and paintings of an orthodox church. But the main feature in this church is the collection of icons. Supposedly the museum close at 4 in the afternoon but when I arrived at 17.30 it was still open and I got to go in a have a look around.

The museum is not really big but it got about a 100 icons on display. The curator is a bit worried about his collection because it seems like the Albanian government is not really supportive of his little museum - instead they will ship 11 of his icons out to an exhibition in Switzerland during the summer which is the main season for tourist in Berat.

The museum is pretty small so it is easy to see all of it fairly fast but if you like to see some icons it is a nice little stop up in the old town.
The courtyard of the church/museum
Inside the church
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AdamR3723 says:
This is a fabulous museum - still going strong in 2016!
Posted on: Mar 04, 2017

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