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Monument of Cyril and Methodius

Sculpture in Byzantine style depicting the "Apostles of the Slavs", Cyril and Methodius.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    2008 Placed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

In the square of the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, there is a sculpture dedicated to them, a work by Dimitra Stavrianidou. The official title of the work is “Book- Church”. It is a monumental stele that refers to a book and a transparent gate is formed in its centre. It rests on a conical paved pedestal, which is 30 cm high. The depiction of the saints on the front side is reminiscent of a restoration of a Byzantine mosaic. On the back side, ceramic tiles have been affixed, which refer to the Cyrillic alphabet. The sculpture consists of concrete, clay, enamel and gold.

What I can't see

Cyril and Methodius were brothers from Thessaloniki and were Byzantine theologians and missionaries (9th century). They significantly contributed to the cultural development of the Slavs with their most famous work being the invention of the Proto-Slavic Glagolitic alphabet, which their students later developed into the known Cyrillic. They are honoured by the Orthodox Church as saints and many Slavic peoples honour them as ethnarchs.


  • Address: Kallidopoulou St.


Abraham L., (d.u.), Apostle of the Slavs, Catholic Encyclopedia


Orfanidis D., (2016), Υπαίθρια Γλυπτά της Θεσσαλονίκης, παράμετροι υποβάθμισης και φθοράς των υλικών τους, Διπλωματική Εργασία, [Outdoor Sculptures of Thessaloniki, parameters of degradation and wear of their materials], A.U.Th.