Hellenic Parliament, Athens
Categories: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Todo un acontecimiento, los domingos a las 11 de la mañana ( parece que a veces es a las 10 hs), se hace el cambio de guardia. Evidentemente todo un ritual muy atractivo. Lo que recomiendo es vallar l... read more »Quite an event, Sundays at 11 o'clock in the morning (sometimes it seems at 10 am), the changing of the guard is made. Obviously a very attractive ritual. What I recommend is to fence the area so that policemen are not pushing people... We all want to see that formality!show original
En haut de la place Zintagma. L’édifice n’a rien de particulier si ce n’est le grand mur juste devant et dans lequel a été inséré le monument aux morts et la présence permanente de deux gardes (efzone... read more »Top of the Zintagma. The building has nothing special if it isn't the great wall just before and in which the Memorial has been inserted and the permanent presence of two guards (efzones) in their beautiful traditional outfits. Must see at least once on Sunday at 11: 00 the beautiful changing of the guard ceremony. A ceremonial brass and very solemn shot by cameras of hundreds of tourists clustered on occasion. A real show.show original
Mooi paleis waar ieder uur van de dag de wisseling van de wacht plaatsvindt. Ieder half uur gaan ze ook nog eens aan de wandel.Beautiful Palace where every hour of the day the changing of the guard takes place. Every half hour, they go to the behavior.show original
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