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Hermes by Praxiteles

Address: Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Olympia
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Athens, Greece
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

For another time we admired the art of our Ancient predecessors,it's fantastic seeing Hermes from different optical views

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20 reviews 20 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is the most stunning sculpture I have seen, so well-displayed and lit, and unbelievable that it was created more than 300 years BC. Visited Michelangelo's David a few days later, and amazingly it seemed like a newer and less impressive pastiche.

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Athens, Greece
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There are no words to describe the most beautiful statue ever created. Modern lighting and the new building of the museum really contribute to the breathtaking result.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stunning masterpiece - cant imagine how Praxiteles could have sculpted such beauty with the limited tools at his disposal.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We visited Olympia on a guided tour and when we stood infront of this Breathtaking piece of sculptured art it took our breath away. You can walk up to and around the Hermes giving you a perspective of the sheer skills of the masons back in the day when everything was done by hand. You need to see it to... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Incredible beauty which has thankfully been preserved for nearly 25 centuries. The illustration here is of the monument to Philip of Macedon and is not the Hermes.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

deservedly famous. polished marble, naked, need I say more. Eptiome of Greek scultpure and restored pretty well

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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145 reviews 145 reviews
41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This masterpiece of sculpture, which is exposed almost undamaged, is top notch!! You might think that Michelangelo's David is a copy of this Hermes, but that is not possible, because Hermes was revealed at the end of the 19th century. Gaze and amaze!

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11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This famous statue of Hermes was carved in marble by the sculptor Praxieteles in the 4th c BC. Hermes is carrying the infant Dionysos. It is in the center of Room 8 and is an amazing ancient Greek sculpture and well worth the trip to the museum to see it.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
73 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This sculpture is one of the main reasons why we visited the site and it was worth the effort. Beautiful and perfect in every sense. Hard to describe! Must see for every admirer of the ancient art.

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