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Great Mitropolis (Athens Cathedral)

Plateia Mitropoleos, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #128 of 193 attractions in Athens
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Bucharest, Romania
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428 reviews 428 reviews
388 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just a regular church,not very big,not very adorned...not very much to see.Ample restoration works in progress.

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Lima, Peru
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277 reviews 277 reviews
128 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nothing to see, its all under renovation and you cannot see much. I think this will go on for quite a while longer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

It is a bit hard to find this cathedral in the middle of the streets. It has some nice interior to see. Unfortunately, it needs some recovery. But never the less it is worth visiting.

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globeseeker007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This cathedral was finished around the time the Civil War was raging in the U.S. so it is well over a century and a half old. It is undergoing extensive renovation and there was scaffolding all over the place, both inside and out, when we visited. It is very colorful inside and compares favorably with a lot of old Catholic... More

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Dubai
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112 reviews 112 reviews
49 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The unattractive scaffolding outside (in place since 1989) is outdone only by the scaffolding inside that obscures almost every floor, wall, and ceiling. There are still some attractive icons hanging in the church, and it’s wonderful to see that the locals still come here to worship, but the repair/restoration has ruined the beauty of this sanctuary. Hopefully, they get the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The cathedral is undergoing major restoration, both inside and out. I understand that architecturally the building was never much to write home about, but presently there's also very little visible inside because of hoarding.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It is under extensive repair and there is very little to see inside and to a lesser degree outside at present.

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Paros
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

if you are Christian orthodox you should visiting the quite big Mitropolis of Athens. It is a big church for Greek standards, but not such an amazing site on its own..

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Monemvasia, Greece
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60 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I was here with a group on Easter Vigil 2011. It was one of the most moving services I can remember. Much of the liturgy was done outside, but it all began from the small ancient chapel next to the cathedral. Inside the sanctuary are splendid icaons and other rich offerings made to the church. Perhaps someday the structural work... More

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GREECE
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118 reviews 118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

The metropolis Cathedral, if you compare it with the other antiquities of Athens has a very small significance. The art inside is not first class. During winter it can be quiet cold inside.

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