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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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This reconstruction now houses a fabulous museum

The Stoa of Attalos is located within the Agora of Athens and is only a small part of the historical wonder within this vicinity. It was built by King Attalos II of Pergamon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Alice Springs, Australia
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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Stoa of Attalos is located within the Agora of Athens and is only a small part of the historical wonder within this vicinity. It was built by King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC for which it is named after. The actual building was reconstructed during the 1950’s, which now encompasses the Museum... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ancient Agora in which the Stoa of Attalos is located is incredible! The Stoa had been reconstructed illustrating the grandeur of the building and housing the statues and ancient artefacts that once adorned the Ancient Agora. We spent about 30 mins in the Stoa and about another 30-45 minutes walking around the ancient agora. I would recommend this to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At its time it should have been an impressive building. It is in the same site as the Agora and Hefaistos temple. It is also a reconstruction but it gives us an idea of what the architects have done in the amcient times

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing insight into the lives of ancient Athenians. The particular building has been restored to highlight the genius of the ancient geeks. There are a raft of relics, preserved ruins of pottery and copper that highlight the site perfectly. It is ordered chronologically in both Greek and English so that you can walk with the ancients.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 July 25, 2016

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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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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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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