Sunday, January 12, 2014

Museum of Solomos, Kalvos and Zakynthian Eminents

The Museum of Solomos, Kalvos and Zakynthian Eminents was founded in 1961 and was inaugurated in 1966. After the expansion project it was again inaugurated by the President of the Hellenic Republic Konstantinos Stephanopoulos on the 27th of March 1999.

The museum is located in the historic San Marco square, next to the Roman Catholic Church of St Mark. The ground floor houses the mausoleum with the bones of the national poet of Greece, Dionysios Solomos ,  Andreas Kalvos and his wife. In the museum there are poems and manuscripts of the national poet, personal items such as ink cartridges, scrapbooks, books, notebooks, portraitures, portraits of his relatives and his teacher Martelaou. The exhibits also include portraits and objects of Zakynthian Eminents and also the list of members of the Friendly Company (Filikis Eterias) with major names like Anagnostaras and Kolokotronis.

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