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“Hard-to-find but worth the walk-National Gallery of Art” 5 of 5 stars
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National Gallery - Museum Alexandros Soutzos
50 Vassileos Konstantinou, Athens 115 28, Greece
+30 210 7235937
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Ranked #131 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A collection of 20th century Greek art in addition to Renaissance Western European art housed in a striking modern building.
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“Hard-to-find but worth the walk-National Gallery of Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

If you walk for about a mile west of Parliament, you come to the National Gallery of Art ( not well marked, so ask.) The first floor of the museum is the borrowed collection with Cezannes, money's and Gaugins. The lower floors hold the Greek artists-fantastic assortment of the Greats and the novices. Also, several exhibiting artists are on lowest floor. I think the cost of admission was just 5 euros-well worth the walk.

Visited May 2012
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“Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Contemporary Greek art and also art through the ages.
Check for featured exhibitions, French Masters, El Greco etc.

Visited October 2011
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“I expected more from a National Art Gallery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

This is a disappointingly small gallery. On top of that, the first floor was closed. The artists on display did not match those advertised in guide books.
However, there were some nice pieces and it was good to see the work of some Greek artists I had never heard of.
6.5 euros entrance charge is a bit steep

Visited May 2011
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“Art lovers, don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

This is a beautiful gallery. It's not as big as some galleries abroad (about 3 floors) but it has some beautiful paintings that have been very influential in Greek culture (Greek kids will recognize many of them from their school books!).
My favorite part is the 20th century paintings, where you can discover some important Greek modern or abstract painters, like Engonopoulos, Fassianos, and my personal favorite, Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas.
It is very central so you can definitely save a couple of hours in your daily schedule to visit it!

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“Loved the gallery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2003

Not on the typical tourist path, but nowadays easily accessible via the beautiful modern subway (Evangalismos station), the National Gallery is a wonderful treat. The permanent collection is outstanding, one El Greco in particular is breathtaking. We were fortunate to see a Picasso traveling exhibit while we were there. The gallery is close to the Cycladic museum, full of magnificent finds, and also has traveling exhibits (we saw a wonderful Dali show). In addition, the War museum and the Byzantine/Christian museum are just down the street. All are great more "modern" diversion if you have time... after seeing the ancient ruins. The National Gallery is well worth a visit for art lovers -- a great site not as well known, but just dwarfed by the Acropolis.

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