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Parliament Building (Vouli)

Constitution Square, Athens 10671, Greece
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Ranked #60 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: A beautiful columned building built in the classical Greek style.
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Recife, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very impressive building in the heart of Athens. I was eager to see the changing of the guard but unfortunately didn't get the chance. Still very impressive

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Sergey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was expecting more of the building and place. There is nothing special. Lots of traffic and the surrounding is quiet dirty. It's a pity

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

By far the best sight in Athens, the changing of the guard. Amazing leg muscle control. You can stand next to a soldier for a photo opportunity and he won't move a muscle or even blink.

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ponte vedra beach, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed at the Grande Bretagne which overlooks Parliament so we saw the changing of the guards multiple times from our balcony since the ceremony was every hour, and went over for photo opts many times. They let us stand as close to the guards (without touching them) as we wished for a photo, and there was always a que.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

changing guard ceremony takes place every hour. while waiting if you love birds take some bread or seeds. you can take pictures with pigeons on your head arms etc.. ın summer time you need a hat of course.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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