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Acropolis Museum
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Skip the Line: Guided Tour of Athens New Acropolis Museum
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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch
Ranked #1 of 358 things to do in Athens
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more
Singapore, Singapore
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“A must do”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Unique in term of antics but also modern architecture. Full of light. Extremmely well located.
It's a shame that we cannot have a complete view of the original pieces. The Britons got most of the sculptures from the Parthenon including one of the six figures of the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion.
All these were removed (stolen) by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century, and are now in the British Museum in London

Visited February 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Only with guide you get the most of it!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Interesting museum built over ancient ruins and with Acropolis' pieces of art. However, there are no audio guides available and few multi-media displays taking long to see/read the most important badges (guide is recommended). Great view from the Acropolis. Entrance is relatively cheap (EUR$5) and tour may take 1-2h.

Visited February 2013
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Porto Alegre
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“beautiful”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

very nice museum, dedicated to the acropolis, a shame so many pieces are missing, they could have done some reconstitutions. the coolest was to see the marble statues the way they were supposed to be, painted in vivid colors.

Visited January 2013
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Paris, France
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“Best Acropole view”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Great new museum, a must go place when in Athens - just make sure to start by the top floor, most impressive, especially if you are with kids - otherwise, the will reach the the best part already tired !

Visited August 2012
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Trenton, New Jersey
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“World's best museum, bar none”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Imagine you had all the money in the world (well, 100 million Euros, anyway) and your mission was the creation of a museum that would reintroduce the Acropolis. This fabulous museum is the result, a bottom of the 9th game-winning home run. This astonishing building takes one of the best-known structures in the world and rebuilds it for the viewer. Here are the original marbles, side-by-side with casts of the ones in museums in London and Berlin, and drawings of the pieces now lost ~ all in a glass-enclosed rooftop room that looks out to the site. You get to this room by walking up a ramp of glass in which artifacts are encased; through a huge gallery which presents sculptural elements on individual pedestals scattered around the floor, so that your view is never blocked; past machines giving an MRI to famous statues as you watch. There's an indoor-outdoor museum cafe on the second floor, enabling you to have a glass of wine and something to eat before you go back to taking it all in. The outdoor plaza has a working archaeological dig under its glass floor. The museum's slogan is "Spend a day at the Acropolis Museum" ~ and you will find yourself doing just that. What a fabulous place! Ignore news of strikes and riots and get yourself to Athens to experience an astonishing museum.

Visited July 2012
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