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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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  • More like an 18th century building which hosted the royals and now only has a certain symbolic value, not always for the better saw the use of his representative images which makes printing. The style is neo-classic and is quite impressive because it dominates Syntagma meaning Constitution. For tourists near a junction of many public services, including Metro and the departure of the most famous shopping streets like Ermou street extending in Plaka
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  • Wonderful building is the Old Palaces. It is a neoclassical building, designed by the Bavarian architect of the Royal Court of Bavaria, Friedrich von Gärtner (1792-1847) and is located at Syntagma Square in Athens. Used as palaces from Otto and then by George I to 1910, where he settled in later, Herod Atticus Street, hence the name Old Palaces. On the West side of the building was modeled the space at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, while the exterior of both the Eastern and the southern side of the principle framed in large single national garden, which exists until today.
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  • without content and with a better more trim piece on the square and great other like building is made.
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