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Parliament Building (Vouli)

Constitution Square, Athens 10671, Greece
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Ranked #55 of 199 Attractions in Athens
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Pretty average building and setting but worth going there if you get to see the changing of the guard. Very theatrical and almost graceful with wonderful traditional Greek military uniforms, and you can get up really close to enjoy the spectacle.

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Jai2187
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The building is situated next to Sytagma square, if you visit Athens you will pass by it numerous times so I would avise you take ten minutes to witness the changing of the guard on the hour. The soldiers are iconic in a similar style to those in London. The uniforms and manouevres are impressive. Reasonably there is also the... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As in every country, this building is built larger than the surrounding buildings with many steps in front of it. Really it's average and no need to stop by if you have limited time.

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Mosman, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Close to the temple of Zeus and at the hour there is the ceremony of change of the guards. It is interesting to watch if you are passing by and it's not too hot.

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Davie, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Make sure you're in town to watch this spectacle. Every sunday morning, it is absolutely stunning from the movements to the uniforms of the Greek guards. Check out the nearby subway station for an awesome underground museum of history including a multi story glass wall showing the layers of society behind it and graves!

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Budapest, Hungary
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50 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We (a couple), had a chance to visit the Syntagma square in August. The first thing that captures your attention while being there, is the Vouli (Parialment Building). It is a beautiful classical Athenian-Greek style building. The whole square and structure of the area around it is made in a way to draw your attention immediately to the Parliament. Right... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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313 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Besides the change of the guards, this building is just massive and not photogenic at all. The plaza in front, Syntagma, doesn't have cafés nor charm of any kind, so this part can be missed.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My hotel is right beside the Parliament. There was a ceremony during our stay which takes place every Sunday morning.

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madison, wi
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you have an extra few minutes, watching the Changing of the Guard is very moving. You can have your picture taken with the Evzons guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier when they are done. This is a very serious thing to see.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Definately worth a look at this impressive building and the changing of the guard in there quaint Greek skirted uniforms. I was unusually impressed by this building mainly because it was more than I expected. Put it on your to see list if you visit this lovely city.

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