Athens: the money museum!

Atene, Numismatic Museum
ateneIt is not a consequence of the economic crisis, the ‘Museum of money’, or rather the Numismatic Museum, is actually one of the first museums of Athens. Founded way back in 1834, since then it has undergone several relocations before setting at its current home, in the sumptuous villa of Henry Schliemann, a short walk from Syntagma Square.

Atene, Numismatic MuseumThe Numismatic Museum is interesting not only for collectors and fans, but also to take a trip back in time and understand the evolution of money and payment systems. Hosted in the villa that once belonged to the famous archaeologist, discoverer of Troy, which in itself is worth the 3 euro ticket. In the garden of the museum there is also a cafe, secluded and quiet place to rest from the noise of the city.
Atene, Numismatic Museum
Atene, Numismatic MuseumAtene, Numismatic Museum
Atene, Numismatic Museum
Atene, Numismatic Museum
Atene, Numismatic MuseumAtene, Numismatic Museum
Atene, Numismatic Museum
Atene, Numismatic Museum
Atene, Numismatic MuseumOn the left the portrait of Nikolaos Zosimas (1758-1842), a major benefactor of the museum, made ​​by the famous Greek painter Nikiphoros Lytras … at first I thought it was a joke! Doesn’t it look like the portrait of Freddy Mercury? :)

The museum address is Panepistimiou 12.

Ancient Corinth
Rottweil, dog's city
Share this post
facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>