Megaro Gyzi - Greekislands
Check out the Manor's front entrance, which is decorated by the Gyzi family crest.
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Megaro Gyzi, one of the few 17th-century old family mansions to have survived the earthquakes of 1956, was donated by the Catholic Diocese of Santorini for the activities of the Cultural Centre.
With the support and contribution from the Catholic Diocese of Santorini, it has been carefully restored in a way that retains much of its original character in an effort to preserve the distinct features of the local architectural heritage.
The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the Halls of the Cultural Centre, where six permanent collections are exhibited, including a collection of authentic engravings, historic manuscripts, paintings of Santorini and old photographs of scenic Santorini.
The Manor΄s front entrance decorates the Gyzi family crest. The Cyzi Manor is a structure of exceptional architectural interest and beauty, where the ground floors develop around a patio, which attributes a distinctive architecture due to the inner open area created.
The building is minimally modified to meet the functional demands of a Cultural Centre accommodating exhibition space and facilities for cultural events.
Among its permanent collections you will have the chance to admire:
- authentic engravings with maps, landscapes and dresses of the Cycladic islands from the 15th until the 19th century.
- paintings with Santorini as theme by well-known Greek artists, who have exhibited their work in the Cultural Centre.
- old photographs of scenic Santorini from 1930 to 1956