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Great Mitropolis (Athens Cathedral)

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Address: Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999-20, Greece

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Constantly being renovated.

The great cathedral of Athens looks absolutely awful as it's being renovated. The lovely structure is obstructed from sight and the interiors look very poor. Perhaps in a couple... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The great cathedral of Athens looks absolutely awful as it's being renovated. The lovely structure is obstructed from sight and the interiors look very poor. Perhaps in a couple of months (or years...), when the renovation is completed, it'd be worth it. For now, though, you might as well skip it and enjoy the square instead.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It has an interesting modern tapestry of the Deposition with symbolic details and some finely carved seating/pews, apart from the standard gaudy relics of saints. Outside in the square is a statue of Archbishop Damaskinos who was Archbishop of Athens during World War II and whose base is inscribed "[he] assisted the people who suffered and defended their rights and... More 

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American in Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The cathedral is in a lovely area, but the edifice itself has very little to offer at the moment until the restorations have been completed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Covered by scaffolding and only partially open but still fascinating. Many small Byzantine churches in the neighbourhood all worth a visit

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I've been to Athens many times and never had a chance to visit the interior of the "Great Mitropolis Cathedral"! It has either been closed or under renovation! Last June, during my last visit to Athens, the Cathedral was undergoing severe internal and external renovation, being surrounded by scaffoldings and other protective materials. Anyway, the Cathedral is located at the... More 

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

The cathedral was undergo ing a massive renovation when we were touring the area. It is hard to say if there I anything super special to see. The outside is also covered with scafolding. Not the most interesting site I'm it's current state.

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Cahokia, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The building is surrounded by scaffolding and protective coverings so that it is difficult to get a feel for its true appearance. Even the interior is under extensive renovation.

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Norwich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the Cathedral as we thought it would provide respite from the heat of the morning. However although it seems beautiful from its entrance,there was nothing to see as it was undergoing some intense restoration works inside,above and on the exterioir. Also, if you wish to go inside ,you need to respect the Orthodox rule of covering the body... More 

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Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Metropolis has a storied history, but it is currently under massive renovation. Services are being held somewhere else, and the outside is shrouded in scaffolding.Light a candle is see one of many other churches. TIP: Just to the right is an small but interesting ancient Byzantine church.

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Bucharest, Romania
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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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