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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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  • It's a very imposing building and when lit highlights in the city. Is there site of demonstrations that have taken place in Athens. Unfortunately we couldn't get in.
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  • This building is really near from the centre of Athens. There is really nice square with fountain (color lights during the night). 
  • Hellenic Parliament (Greek Parliament) is the seat of the Greek Government.It was the first Royal Palace in modern Greece and was completed in 1843. It has housed the Hellenic Parliament since 1934. I...  more »