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Philopappos Hill, Athens

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#2 of 10 in Parks in Athens
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Park
Philopappos Hill stands just southwest of the Acropolis and honors the memory of Philopappus, a Roman magistrate. Philopappus was a member of a wealthy and powerful family and was so well-liked that many people from powerful families mourned him. The two-story structure is adorned with sculptures that depict Philopappos in relief promenading and as a bust. Although only a portion of the memorial stands today, the entire monument was intact as late as the 15th century. You'll find the attraction perched on Mouseion Hill with gardens decorating the base. Plan to visit Philopappos Hill and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Athens attractions using our Athens journey maker tool.
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  • The Philopappos Monument is an ancient Greek mausoleum and monument dedicated to Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos or Philopappus, (65–116 AD), a prince from the Kingdom of Commagene. It...  more »
  • The hill is located nearby the Acropolis and it definitely deserves to be visited as well. On the top of it you'll find a monument, but the most beautiful thing is the view of the Acropolis that...  more »

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