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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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  • Made our way down the parade route on Oxi Day to see the parliament building. The place was packed and security everywhere as the Prime Minister has viewed the parade. Returned later in the day to a s...  more »
  • A visit to this building is part of it when you are in the centre of Athens, but it is certainly the reason to visit Athens. It's not a very nice building....
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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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