Old Parliament Building, Athens

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    The parliament

    by mallyak Written Aug 21, 2008

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    The focal point of Syntagma Square is the parliament building which stands at the highest point of the square. Built in 1840 under King Otto, this monumental building served as the royal palace until 1910, when it was destroyed by fire. It reopened in 1935 as the seat of the National Assembly. )

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    Changing of the Guards

    by GracesTrips Written Nov 10, 2006

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    So, the Greeks have their version of England's changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace or vice versa. Anyway, this occurs at noon in front of the Parliment building which was originally the Palace of Bavarian import, King Otho and constructed between 1836-1842. Also, all around the Parliment premises there are guards stationed about. They are wearing the traditional outfits of yester year and the shoes are quite amusing with these big pom poms on top.

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    Syntagma's predecessor

    by athenian80 Updated Mar 15, 2005

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    The building that hosts the National Historic Museum is actually the first parliament of Athens, that’s why is also known as “Palea Vouli” (old parliament). The exhibits of this beautiful structure and the building itself will give you a good taste of the modern state of Greece that emerged from the War of Independence. Costumes from all over Greece and areas that no longer belong to Greece, as well as personal items of national heroes like the armour of Theodoros Kolokotronis (the impressive equestrian in front of the building represents him) or the sword of Lord Byron.

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    Athens Parliament

    by ealgisi Written Jan 8, 2007

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    Get the chance to go and see the Parliament with his guards.
    If you are there at the right moment you may be able to see the guard change with their fantastic rithual.

    Take a picture with a standing guardian, but absolutely don't touch him, in any way.

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    The Old Parliament

    by penny_g Written Nov 26, 2010

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    Παλαιά Βουλή or the old parliament is located in the center of Athens, not too far from the new parliament. Nowadays it hosts the national museum of Greece. The site was originally owned by the Athenian magnate Alexandros Kontostavlos, later it was the residence of Otto I.

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    The National Historical Museum II

    by AndyRG Written Dec 5, 2002

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    The old Parliament

    The museum is housed at the old Parliament building, which was founded in 1835 and housed the Greek Parliament between 1875-1935. The old Parliament is used nowadays for hosting major cultural or historical events.

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    THE OLD PARLIAMENT...

    by tak_pap Written Sep 7, 2002

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    THE OLD PARLIAMENT BUILDING

    The building is an architectural jewel in the centre of Athens and one of the most historic buildings of the city.

    This neo-classical building was the first permanent residence of the Greek Parliament.

    The Greek Parliament sat in the Old Parliament Building from 1875 to 1932. After the transfer of the Parliament to the Old Palace (today's Parliament Building), it was assigned by prime minister Eleftherios Venizelos, to permanently house the National Historical Museum, an institution whose work is interwoven with the historical identity of the building.
    The Congress Hall of the Old Parliament Building brings to the minds of its visitors many historic occasions in Greek history. It is from this rostrum that Harilaos Trikoupis said the famous phrase 'Unfortunately we have gone bankrupt' in 1893

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    the olden king's palace

    by Lili.Mont Written Oct 7, 2008
    the parliment palace

    The first king’s palace built in 1834,is to the east of the square,which is now the greek parliament.it’s the monument,which remind the 1834’s demonstrations which led to the first constitution from king Otto.in front of the palace,there is the raised desighn and a monument of an unknown soldier.there you can see changing the guard ceremony every 20 minutes too.

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    The Old Parliament Building

    by amsterdam_vallon Written Dec 31, 2003
    The Old Parliament Building

    This neo-classical building was the first permanent residence of the Greek Parliament. Queen Amalia laid its foundation stone in 1858, and it was built according to the plans of Francois Boulanger, which were later modified by the Greek architect Panayotis Kalkos. The Greek Parliament sat in the Old Parliament Building from 1875 to 1932. After the transfer of the Parliament to the Old Palace (today's Parliament Building), it was assigned by prime minister Eleftherios Venizelos, to permanently house the National Historical Museum, an institution whose work is interwoven with the historical identity of the building.

    The building is an architectural jewel in the centre of Athens and one of the most historic buildings of the city.

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    The National Historical Museum of Greece

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 13, 2011

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    The National Historical Museum of Greece is housed in the Old Parliament Building.

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    Parliament Building

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 1, 2013

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    The Parliament building is at Syntagma Square. Out front is the greek monument to the unknown soldier. It's guarded by an honor guard of Evzones. Every hour is a changing of the guard ceremony.

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    Old Parliament Building

    by Pappy17 Written Apr 18, 2007

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    Old Parliament Building

    In Kolokotronis Square is the old Parliament Building. It is now a museum mainly about the War of Independence.

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