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Parliament Building (Vouli)

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Address: Constitution Square, Athens 10671, Greece
Description: A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.

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In the heart of Syntagma, it was nice to watch Efsun's ceremony when they change the shift, I suggest to go and watch it

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Well this building was on the top 10 must do of Athens highlights well not sure who the judging panel were. What makes it worth a visit though is the splendid guard dress and guard change routine and the general location of the building with excellent approach...shame about the traffic but yes put it on your visit list

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Some one said the reason why he/she climbs the mountain is simply because there is a mountain. I went Parliament, because it was there. It was good landmark for me to find my hotel! So whenever I feel lost, I asked people, the direction for the parliament. Around 11:00 I had chance to see the shifting performance. Their very big... More 

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izmir
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In the heart of Syntagma, it was nice to watch Efsun's ceremony when they change the shift, I suggest to go and watch it

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

go any time and wait just for the head of the hour and see the change of the guards . not so crowd so it is nice to take photos with ease.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Although there is a change of guard every hour, there is a special ceremony on Sundays (the "official change of guard"). There is a parade led by a military band and followed by a platoon of 'Evzones' (the members of the presidential guard who are always dressed in traditional 1821 uniforms). Once they reach the Parliament Building there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

While there is the changing of the guard every hour of each day, there is a more elaborate ceremony held on Sundays and holidays at 11:00 a.m. This parade is complete with a marching band and a number of evzones (guards) in full regalia. To watch the parade, arrive about a half hour early and stand on the raised curb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The changing of the guard was very nice. I would rate this very nice to see, but not a must see. Our guide told us that this is just okay to see inside if you are in Athens for several days. The changing of the guard is on the hour!

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Make sure you go visit this place when the guard change takes place in the evening Its a lovely structure and its nice to see the way the ceremony is held Set in the heart of the city it is a must see Dont forget to hold the pigeons outside and feed them.... its amusing Was actually there in July... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

On the hour, every hour there is the changing of the guard where you can see the John Cleese Ministry of Silly Walks inspired marching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Parliament building is a majestic building on the Constitution Square. We could not see it from inside but took quite a few photographs.

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Address: Address: Constitution Square, Athens 10671, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Syntagma

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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.