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East Macedonia & Thrace

Municipal picture gallery of Didymoteicho


Inside the castle, former residence of Vafeiadis, the renovated building of the Greek interwar, is housed the Municipal Gallery of Didymoteicho. It was founded in 2000 to host the works of the internationally renowned painter Dimitrios Nalbandis. It was decorated internally and externally in eleven months time by the same painter, under voluntary offer to its hometown and the memory of his mother. For the decoration, the painter was influenced from the Byzantine history of Didymoteicho and took elements of the post-Byzantine church of the Dormition of Holy Mary of Didymoteicho. The visitor can admire a unique collection of paintings and forty-six projects, covering a brilliant career of thirty-five years, all donated by the painter, who was honored by the UN. At times, the artist has organized painting lessons for students and teachers in the gallery as well as exhibitions of works by children. 

By prior arrangement

Free entrance

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    3 Patriarhi Dionysiou str., PC 68300, Didymoticho
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