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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. Put Hellenic Parliament on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Athens trip planner.
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  • the square where the Parliament and where every hour the beautiful changing of the guard, one of the finest I have ever seen. I recommend you stop by
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  • Located opposite to the square Syntaga is the Parliament. Do not enter the building and its attraction is the changing of the guard
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  • Everyone has heard about the guards with the Pom poms on their shoes but seeing them in action is quite spectacular. Every hour 24 hours a day do the guards change. Their precision marching is like a ...  more »

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