Rethymno Ecclesiastical Museum

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The Ecclesiastical Museum of Rethymno is housed in the Parish Office, opposite the Cathedral of Rethymno Town, in Mitropoleos Square. It was established in 1994 and its exhibits include church utensils, priests’ vestments and rare books dating from the early 19th century to the present day.

One of the most prominent exhibits is a historic bell tower clock from 1894, which was in operation until 1986 and has now been replaced by an electronic one. Fabricated in Italy by the Solare brothers, it is one of the last of its kind. There is also an embossed stone plate dating from 1816, which was discovered in the church of Agia Barbara, as well as a lithographic plate from 1866. The museum also includes chalices, gospels, bells and rare Byzantine icons, among others.



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