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Folk Art and History Museum of Pelion

Last Update: Jun 2012

Topalis' Mansion (1844)

Museum, Monuments of Modern Greece MAKRINITSA , VOLOS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 24280 99505
Opening hours:
02May - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 1000-1400, 1800-2100
01Nov - 30Apr Tue-Sun, 1000-1700
Built: 1844, Renovated: 1994

Folk Art and History Museum of Pelion - Overview

  This is a typical examble of the Pelion architecture. It is a three-storey building of a plan forming the Greek letter "Γ". Its walls are made of stone, its wooden roof is covered with schist slabs, the doors and windows are small in dimention, wooden and covered with iron bars. On the ground floor there were storage and auxiliary rooms, on the first floor there were the rooms of winter residence and on the second floor the rooms of the summer residence. There are remarkable decorative elements preserved in a perfect condition, such as false windows over the windows of the first floor, wooden ceilings, a small tower with embrasures etc.
  It was built in 1844.
  In 1977 some works of repairing and supporting took place in the building. The entire reconstruction of the Noble House was done between the years of 1988 and 1994.
  In 1985 it was characterized as a Work of Art and Historical Preserved Monument.
  The Noble House is functionning as the Folklore Museum of Makrinitsa with a full collection of folk objects coming from the area.

The text is cited from the website www.culture.gr

Folk Art and History Museum of Pelion - Map

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Activities / facilities / services / specialization

Monuments of Modern Greece

Art & culture

Modern Greece monuments • Mansion / Traditional architecture / 19th century

Art & culture

Museum • Historical Museum • Folklore
Visiting Information • Admission fee • Fixed hours
Museum exhibits • Weapons / Armour • Paintings • Photos collection • Household items • Furniture • Historical documents • Clothing/Costumes • Books collection • Embroideries/ Woven fabrics • Tools • Frescoes • Pottery • Jewellery • Musical instruments • Ecclesiastical art collection
Periods of the exhibits • Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821 • Modern and contemporary Greece, 1821-today

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