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Athens City Museum

Paparigopoulou 7, Athens, Greece
210-323-0168
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Ranked #103 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Cairns, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An interesting little museum. Many exhibits,including quite old furniture as well. I found the lighting rather difficult and descriptions on the exhibits a bit hard to follow.But interesting as a part of Greek history just the same.If you are out for a stro;; from your city hotel its worth a quick look.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the building that housed Otto, the first King of Greece. Marvellous neo-classical architecture, with simple bavarian lines. Most of the furniture has also been preserved. The audio-visual interactive display on the ground floor offers a wealth of information on many other ancient building in Athens. The bistrot in the back garden is an added bonus.

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England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Interesting exhibits displayed in an attractive setting. Unfortunately there was no audio-guide and not a lot of written information available in English - what there was wasn't always possible to read, ie very low level lighting in first room and several other rooms roped off with the information still displayed on the far wall. A shame as this was a... More

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globeseeker007
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481 attraction reviews
975 helpful votes 975 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This museum is filled with furniture dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. There are sofas, chairs, desks, and dining room sets to name a few. There are paintings and pastels as well as black & white photographs from the 20th century. There is an old phonograph and victrola. It's like walking through and antique shop.

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

A country with amazing culture. And this museum has been propably one of the best I have ever been! I will definatelly ty to find the opportunity to visitGreece again.

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the highlands
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

not so grand from the outside compared to northern European palaces and grand houses but inside it was very interesting. oldest large oil painting of Athens in the 17th century and lots of early 19th century furnishings from the time Greece's Bavarian king and queen were in residence. not far from syntagma square.

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Alexandria Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This relatively unknown museum is a favorite spot of mine in Athens, and I have been to visit it on several trips. Let me emphasize that it is not for everyone. Read your guidebook before you go to determine if it suits your interests. This museum consists of two residences next to one another. The first was used by Greece's... More

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Worcester, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

new, moderate, informational, good value for money to visit. Take time to read and explore. Good background and insight of siviliation years gone by

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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

It is one of the oldest buildings in Athens and it provides you with a sense of the 'older' Greece through a number of paintings and furniture. Price of entrance was less than 5 euros

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This was a wonderful trip .... so much history....had a great time.

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