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Propylaea, Athens

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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • These stairs were added later in history. Pretty awesome hidden gem.
  • 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.
  • Basically the entrance to the Acropolis. Unfortunately there isn't any particularly easy way up here other than by the ancient steps.
  • 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.
  • The entrance to the partheneon!! A great piece of architecture.

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