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Address: Market, Athens, Greece
Description: These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house...
These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a collection of ancient Greek sculpture.
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Builded from Attalos II in 150 BCE it was a huge ancient market and destroyed in 295 CE by Heruli.The current building is a reconstruction of how it was back then the original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Builded from Attalos II in 150 BCE it was a huge ancient market and destroyed in 295 CE by Heruli.The current building is a reconstruction of how it was back then the original building.Inside you will find the museum of Agora,full of ancient artifacts found in tombs in the Agora around Acropolis and outside there are many statues found in... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This huge, 2-story ancient shopping center featured about 45 columns outside and offered a neat little museum inside. Very interesting!

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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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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