Rruga Antipatrea, Berat, Albania
Onufri Museum Berat 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.
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