Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens

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The commercial, political, and religious center of ancient Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens offers you a chance to gain insight into the origins of democracy. Founded in the 6th century BCE, this large open area stood in the middle of the city and served as a meeting place used to enact laws, make decisions about the city's defense, and hold public forums to discuss ostracism, the expulsion of a citizen for a period of ten years. Visit this archeological site to see two of ancient Athens' major landmarks, a temple dedicated to the god Hephaestus and a two-story covered walkway, reconstructed in the 1950s to house a museum of ancient clay, bronze, and glass objects. Use our Athens trip planning app to visit Ancient Agora of Athens on your trip to Athens, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A beautiful place! A nice park that holds beautiful monuments and a museum. We did not enter the museum, but the building was lovely!  more »
  • Situated on one of the slopes of the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora of Athens served as the primary center of all activity for the ancient city. The expansive grounds originally sported a multitude of.....  more »
  • the missing part of this structure was blown out when munitions being stored by the Turks blew up. Still worth visiting  more »
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  • For me its more impressive and exciting than the acropolis. Its preserved so good that you can imagine how it was almost 2500 years ago. The architecture of the temple is do clear and om sure many archeologist was inspired from this building
  • It is an open area close to Acropolis. During ancient times there were many buildings. It was the administrative, philosophical, educational, social, cultural and mainly the economic center of the city. Visit it early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat. A tour guide will explain about the usage of the buildings and the politics during the Golden Age. Highly recommended.
  • The best place for sightseeing after Acropolis. Ideal for chill out and enjoying beautiful view with the sun of your face. If I come back to Athens this is the only place besides the Acropolis that I would pay to experience again.
  • With the exception of the temple, only foundations of the former buildings remain. For someone who is genuinely interested in history, and who knows what those foundations once were, it is absolutely out of this world to be able to see and walk among them. The reconstructed building housing the museum and the museum itself are amazing.
  • This place has one temple that is well preserved. The museum also had some great artifacts. The buildings still standing and testify the active life there many many years ago. Lots of places to wander and try to get into the ancient Athens atmosphere. You must bring sunblock as it would be really hot!

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