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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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  • And more there to watch and nothing. But the changing of the guard-prezabavnoe entertainment. Firstly a funny shape. Guys in white tights, dresses, hats with pigtails and wooden shoes with pom-poms. Is no longer worth it to visit the houses of Parliament? Secondly, well, as they are marching. Very funny. In General, visit necessarily. But in addition to the changing of the guard outside the Parliament building to do nothing, but a little further on there is a city park. Here's where you can stroll or relax on a bench. Plus orange trees ... in general the place stands what would visit.
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  • Just pass there and see the soldiers make show i dont know why but it was good to see it if you pass there u can see it  more »
  • Every hour Greek military guards change station in the front of the building dressed in traditional costumes for the "Tomb of The Unknown Soldier". The performance is worth the time to witness. Get th...  more »