National Historical Museum

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Stadiou 13, Athens, Greece

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Caliber-A Caliber-A
142 reviews
A Real Gem at the Heart of the City Jan 19, 2013
At a short distance and just few meters walk away from Syntagma Square at the heart of Athens stands the National Historical Museum of Greece. The museum is really a jewel at the center of the city and is housed on a classical structure that used to be an old parliament building. Aside from its benchmark as having been located at Stadiou street, there is a life size equestrian statue (riding in a horse) of an important figure in the history of Greece (named Theodoros Kolokotronis, as per research).

The great central hall is still unoccupied as it is being used for conferences. The treasures are organized and properly displayed at the corridors and rooms of the building. The collections contain historical and folklore materials, war weapons, flags, medals, sort of furniture, personal items and other memorabilia of historical dignitaries. It also contains paintings by Greek and foreign artists, and huge collection of colorful and elegant costumes from different prefecture of Greece. There are also restored manuscripts on the display.

The museum is open everyday and is free during Sunday. So why not have a walk from your hotel during your leisure time and paid a visit to this historical piece of Greece. It's very interesting, I tell you!
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Caliber-A says:
hey guys, thanks for your smiles and congrats on this review. much appreciated!
Posted on: Feb 07, 2013
sylviandavid says:
Congratulations on being featured!.... Very nice review!
Posted on: Feb 04, 2013
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Posted on: Feb 02, 2013
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xaroula xaroula
4 reviews
Dec 28, 2006
The National Historical Museum is located in the beautiful neoclassical building that used to house the Parliament, at Kolokotroni Square, right in the center of Athens (Syntagma area). The collections of the Museum are excellent, including pieces referencing many aspects of Greek history from the Early Modern period. There are many costumes, flags, weapons, war posters, and pieces of furniture on display, as well as of course the room where the Greek Parliament met until moving to their present building in Syntagma Square. Although it took me six trips to Greece to make it to this museum, it was a highlight of my trip, and I wish I had been earlier. I will certainly be back, and I recommend it highly to anyone who is interested in the modern (post-Ottoman)history of Greece.
Old Parliament Building, now housi…
sylviandavid says:
Thanks for the review.... we need to get to this...
Posted on: Aug 13, 2010

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