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Propylaea, Athens

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  • July 16, 2017
    It is part of the 4 large buildings of the Acropolis, and his columns and steps provide a colossal entrance to such premises. Forced.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Magnificent. The only way to describe the grand entrance to one of the most brilliant locations on our planet. you just cannot stop staring in awe.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Although the common tourist treasure more the Athena Nike, building on the left side when you enter the Acropolis archaeological area is huge. This grand structure dating from the 5th century b.c. Doric style. Throughout your life, the structure served the various interests, namely: Art Gallery, supplies of gunpowder, episcopal residence, fortress, etc. The monument is relatively well preserved.
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  • May 18, 2017
    Monumental gateway to the Acropolis in Athens. The obelisk to the left is the Monument to Agrippa and the Temple of Nike sits in the top right. The Propylaea began construction in 437 BC but was never completed due to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta in 431 BC. It was severely damaged during the Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War in 1656. The Propylaea has been partially restored and is a wonder to behold.
  • March 17, 2017
    Be very careful. the path is made of very slippery stone. high probability of slipping. once sure of your footing look up the ceiling is intricate.
  • April 11, 2017
    The entrance to the partheneon!! A great piece of architecture.
  • September 19, 2016
    These are the Propylaea of the Acropolis of Athens at the entrance of the Acropolis. There, in front of you, extends the southern side of Athens. You can see there, on the right, the famous Hill of Pnyka ! You can also spot the buildings of the Sky Observatory of Athens. Finally at the background there is the sea and the island of Salamis, the site of one of the well known battles of ancient Greece against the Persians (the other one is this of Marathon), which saved and preserved the Western civilization, as we Know it to-day ..
  • June 17, 2016
    Less amazing than the Parthenon for obvious reasons, it will be back on its splendor once the restoration works eventually are over. It is a massive gateway into the Acropolis and should have looked really amazing on its golden days.

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