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Athens City Museum

Paparigopoulou 7, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #98 of 198 attractions in Athens
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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474 attraction reviews
959 helpful votes 959 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
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Before the arrival of the 17 y.o. king Otto in Greece ( in Nauplion, the then capital and most populous Greek town) Athens, in the course of centuries, had been diminished to a small and humble village, with a population of less than 10.000--not all of them Greek... But the father of the young king Otto, Ludwig I of Bavaria,... More

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