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Hellenic Parliament, Athens

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Guarded by soldiers dressed in traditional attire, monumental Hellenic Parliament originally served as the official residence of Otto, the first modern king of Greece. Home to the country's supreme democratic institution since 1934, the building sits on the eastern side of a major public square in Athens. Built in the 1830s following the design of Bavarian architect Friedrich von Gartner, the building remains one of the city's major architectural treasures. The formal changing of the guards, an elaborate event resembling a slow and carefully choreographed dance, happens on the hour. Plan your Hellenic Parliament visit and explore what else you can see and do in Athens using our Athens trip generator.
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  • Syntagma Square, facing the houses of Parliament. Night was beautiful and lit up at night. In the night just got drunk or homeless people are careful.
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  • It is interesting place with guardians walking in strange steps but it is interesting and funny. It is good place for leisure  more »
  • The parliament building is a neat and sturdy yet slightly dull-looking neo-classical building directly overlooking Syntagma Square. Previously built as a palace for the Greek nobility, it was eventual...  more »