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Hellenic Parliament, Athens

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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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  • We stayed at a hotel overlooking the parliament and had a nice time watching out for the changing of the guards, even during night time.  more »
  • It happens to a small extent regularly but 11am Sunday morning you get the full I am.. Band, loads of troops, fancy dress and silly walks.. A magnificent spectacle... A must do  more »
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  • 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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