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“Well worth the time” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stoa of Attalos

Stoa of Attalos
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$36.11*
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Athens City Pass including Acropolis and hop-on-hop-off bus
Ranked #41 of 342 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a collection of ancient Greek sculpture.
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“Well worth the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Very well done. Great information and displays covering over a millennia downstairs (It is easy to miss the rooms downstairs and that would be a great loss), Upstairs are statues, busts and models of the surrounding area and how they have changed over times. The artifacts and explanations of how the area changed over the centuries was very interesting. Pots, lamps, coins and wonderfully crafted jewellery dating back to 1400BC! There was even a Spartan shield on display (425BC), it was huge!

Hint: when you are upstairs you can get a good angle for a photo of the Temple of Hephaestus.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Far from a American Disneyland”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

The rebuilt Stoa gives you a good idea of what the area was originally like. It's also easy to identify the most important objects of the museum.

Visited October 2013
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“Great Reconstruction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

When you see the great temple in the Agora you are seeing ancient history in amazing condition. But the Stoa of Attalos is a modern reconstruction of a real ancient building on the original site. This gives you the ability to see just how magnficent these buildings were in their prime. All part of the Agora visit.

Visited June 2013
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Walla Walla, Washington
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“Reconstructed Stoa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a fabulous reconstruction. Which now has a collection of sculpture and some models of the Agora as it must have been at its apex.

Visited September 2013
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“A reconstruction of an Ancient Greek building.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

This is how you can appreciate Ancient Greek buildings, the scale and proportions are magnificent, and it has an interesting museum. In the gardens are extensive ruins, but ruins are ruins they don't give you the scale of the building as this does!

Visited September 2013
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