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Stoa of Attalos

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Address: 24 Adrianou St., Athens, Greece
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These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a...

These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a collection of ancient Greek sculpture.

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The Stoa of Attalos is a reconstructed stoa as it would have looked in ancient Greece. The building is massive and monumental, and its reconstruction makes it easy to imagine how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stoa of Attalos is a reconstructed stoa as it would have looked in ancient Greece. The building is massive and monumental, and its reconstruction makes it easy to imagine how other ancient buildings might have looked. The building houses a small museum which mainly exhibits pottery.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not of the Evans school of reconstruction, but as far as rebuilding ancient sites goes, this is decent. They would never do this to an ancient site these days, but it was the trend up until the mid-20th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Part of the agora how it must have looked all those years ago ones mind can only wonder sit and soak up the atmosphere lovely museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

nice old statue that one can stop and see. good for a nice photo. yes, restored, but did in a very nice way.

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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The reconstructed Stoa (2nd c BC) has been restored(1952-56) by the American School of Classical Studies. The museum was renovated in 2003-4 by the Ministry of Culture prior to the Olympic games in 2004. The ancient building stands on the Eastern side of the Agora, and functioned as a place for meetings and walks, and as a commercial centre. Going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

It was reconstructed and all restaored but remained quite the same as the original, inside there is a museum with amazing pieces from all ages of Greece history and on the first floor we have a great view of the neighboorhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The Stoa of Attalos is the completely restored portion of the ancient or Greek Agora - center of ancient Athens. It contains a small museum and has two levels. It is located at the base of the Acropolis. The temple of Hephaistas can also be found in the Ancient Agora.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

A very quite area to walk to where there are less crowds. The statues and head sculptures are very well preserved and it is great to see the reconstructed building. There is a small museum inside that was not to bad. Nothing mind blowing. But just a nice place to see and get out of the sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Worth a visit to the ancient agora to learn and see the vestiges of democracy in the buildings and artifacts after you've done the Acropolis The Stoa of Attalos museum sits inside the agora archaeological park. The ancient Greek agora was where Socrates was tried before a jury of citizens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Beautifully restored Stoa with ancient artefacts to see dating back to ancient Greek and Roman eras.

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