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Kotzia Square, Athens

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Kotzia Square is a square in central Athens, Greece. The square retains several characteristics of 19th century local neoclassical architecture, such as the City Hall of the Municipality of Athens and the National Bank of Greece Cultural Center. He is named after Konstantinos Kotzias, former Mayor of Athens.LocationThe square is surrounded by the following streets: Efpolidos Street to the north, Athinas Street to the west, Kratinou to the south, and Aiolou Street from the east. The square itself is south of Omonia Square and north of Monastiraki square.Kotzia square lies in front of the City Hall of the Municipality of Athens, and is decorated with busts of famous Athenians such as Pericles and Solon.HistoryBuilt in 1874, the square was formerly known as Loudovikou square. During the 2004 Summer Olympics, it served as the start and finish venue of the Athens historic centre circuit for the men's and women's road race events, as well as for various artistic events.
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  • Kotzia square or officially Ethnikis Antistaseos square is the central square of Athens. Located on athinas Street, towards the City Hall and within walking distance from Varvakios market. It owes its name to the Mayor of Athens Konstantinos Kotzias. Around the Palace there's Mela, the mansion Stavrou (the old building where he housed the National Bank), etc. are nearby and Aiolou str routes Sofokleous where is the old building of the Athens Stock Exchange.
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  • The city of Athens is here at Kotzia square that bears the name of Konstantinos Kotziasa-former Mayor. The square is known as the Platia Ethniki Andistassis (National Resistance). Was founded in 1874 and is surrounded by preserved buildings of interest. On the square formed fountains and monuments. During the construction work discovered here starogrecką the entrance gateway to Athens, a defensive wall – that are now exposed. Next to the municipal office is nice, pseudo antique marble statue of the great leader's Athenian democracy of Pericles (500-429 BC) by Heinrich Faltermeiera from 1971.
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  • Essentially it is a square, but it is its surroundings there are a couple of bass that have a few museums on the outside that can be visited without paying has a were source which referes was the place provided there is hot is close to other squares and areas of food
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