Guarded by soldiers dressed in traditional attire, monumental Hellenic Parliament originally served as the official residence of Otto, the first modern king of Greece. Home to the country's supreme democratic institution since 1934, the building sits on the eastern side of a major public square in Athens. Built in the 1830s following the design of Bavarian architect Friedrich von Gartner, the building remains one of the city's major architectural treasures. The formal changing of the guards, an elaborate event resembling a slow and carefully choreographed dance, happens on the hour. Put Hellenic Parliament on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Athens trip planner.
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This is a must do in Athens, the culture of this is amazing with the way the soldiers move- steeped in ancient tradition... spend a good half an hour watching what happens. Total respect. more »
Voluto da re Ottone di BAVIERA occupa quasi tutto un lato di Piazza della Costituzione; a molti appare anonimo,ad altri scenografico, di certo l'ex palazzo reale,ora sede del Parlamento Ellenico si fa... more »Wanted by King Brass of BAVIERA occupies almost all side of Constitution Square; to many it appears anonymous, to others scenic, certainly the former royal palace, now the seat of the Hellenic Parliament stands out, also because at the start of every hour there is the change of the guard of the "euzoni" to the tomb of the unknown soldier.
A beautiful building with soldiers guard house and famous guard change.
Must-see. I mean the building is ok but the guards change really is something to see.
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