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Stoa of Attalos

Address: Market, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #56 of 309 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a collection of ancient...
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Type: Historic sites, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a collection of ancient Greek sculpture.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go and see how business was done in the Ancient Days ! You will see the little Shops next to one another some with merchandise left to show !

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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702 helpful votes 702 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The reconstructed Stoa of Attalos is part of the ancient Agora (4 Euros per adult ticket, 12 Euros for 7 various archeological sites in Athens). The building dates back to the 1950's and consists of a museum and 2 floors filled with statues, sculptures and busts. Despite the Stoa of Attalos being reconstructed, it's not at all an eyesore within... More 

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Europe
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you have time, definitely visit other museums in Athens. But I like this one in particular because it's small, has artifacts nicely displayed with explanations, as well as the history of the area, and it is not overwhelming like the big museums can be.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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87 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The museum was closed when we were there, but they had a collection of sculptures within the compound that one can look at. Impressive building.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Located within the ancient agora. This place is a museum for the agora. You need to go here to understand the whole complex of the agora. Otherwise it will be a bit puzzling trying to reason the whole layout of the structure and the story behind it.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are interested in visualising what the ancient Athenian agora may have looked like then the Stoa of Attalos is well worth a visit. You can imagine the business of the day being conducted within its long, shady porch and it still provides welcome respite from the Greek sun on a hot day. it has al lovely small museum... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A good way to understand how the original Agora could have looked like! Nice view from the upper floor. Full of interesting statues. Free entrance if you are a student.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This impressively restored Stoa is the scene of the commencement of a very influential school of philosophical thought. In the heart of the political and social life of ancient Athens - the Agora - lies many places that were important in shaping future Western thought. the Stoa of Attalos also houses an impressive museum and offers shade and a cool... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Walk beneath the columns to enjoy a bit of shade and admire how nicely they have reproduced the building. We did not have time to visit the museum...so I cannot comment on its contents.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This has changed a lot since I came her in the 90s. The Olympic Games of 2004 did a lot of civic good for the city. The archaeological park entrance is close to the flea market and stretches up to the Acropolis. This time I just bought tickets for the Stoa. The area is clearly marked up and the old... More 

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