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Parliament Building

Λεωφόρος Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 2, Athens, Greece
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    Steve Baumgartner
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    4 Jun 08, 2014

    We also didn't get to go inside the Parliament building, but we did get a chance to see the guards marching in front of Parliament. Definitely something that should be on your to-do list for Athens.

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    Warren Darlington
    4 May 24, 2014

    well worth watching change of guard, pleased didn't have to march as they do can feel the legs even now

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    Brynlee Norton
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    4 Mar 03, 2014

    I got to see the guards doing a routine in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier. Very interesting and cool to watch.

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    Lauren Baker
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    4 Nov 21, 2013

    I would recommend visiting on a day when there isn't a protest, but those seem few and far between lately. If you do go, be sure to find out when the guards change their station. Between the uniforms and their march, I thought the changing of the guards in Athens was better than at Buckingham Palace.

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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 22, 2013

    If you are in Athens you can't miss the hourly changing of the guards.
    It is traditional and a must!

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    Aprile Rueppel Mazey
    5 Oct 23, 2012

    We walked by not realizing what the building was until we saw the guards. We spent some time just watching the guards do their thing.

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    Aleksandar Palić
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Do You know the filling when You see something on TV and You say: "Hey, I was there."
    Well i had that filling a few days ago. This place is not that magnificent as the rest of Greece but it does leave a mark in Your brain that when You see it You automaticly know that it is Athens

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    Leigh Virkus
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    If you have been watching the news you can see that the protests are usually done in this area. It is the center of the political strife that is going on recently in Greece. They also have the neat guards with the unusual uniforms. You can take your picture with the guard at the little hut. My wife looked like a midget next to him - I don't think of the Greeks being that tall.

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    Ally Wu
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    2 Jul 05, 2012

    Really not that impressive. We were looking for it left and right without realizing that we were right in front of the Parliament Building, because it is so ordinary. There is a little square in front of it and that square is filled with pigeons. I don't remember seeing a whole lot of people hanging around there. I think the most interesting thing we saw there was the guards in traditional Greek army clothing walking around a big. It was quite an underwhelming experience.

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    5 Jun 09, 2013
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    4 Aug 18, 2012
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    4 Jul 15, 2012
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    Baboucarr Ceesay
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Love the march parade by the guards on duty.

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    Nancy MacLeod
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    nice old buildings

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    Kevin Picholo
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    3 Mar 08, 2012
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    3 Feb 04, 2012
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    3 Sep 19, 2012
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    3 Sep 12, 2012
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    3 Oct 21, 2012
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    3 Aug 27, 2012
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3.5 out of 5
34 members' reviews
378 people visited Parliament Building

Description

The Greek Parliament building in Athens, constructed between 1836 and 1840 by Ludwig I of Bavaria for his son, King Otto of Greece, was originally intended to serve as Royal Palace for the new king after the expulsion of the Ottoman Turks. Formerly housing the Greek parliament, and after witnessing countless critical turning points in Greek politics, including assassination, multiple revolutions, ... read more
and the formation of the Republic, the Old Parliament, or Old Palace, represents the rich history of Athens and the Greeks, and is currently used as the Greek National Historical Museum.

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