"The University" Neoclassical Trilogy - Academy-University-Library Tip by athenian80

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by athenian80

From the Neoclassical Trilogy, the University comprises the building in the middle. It was built in 1864, a few dacades after Athens became the capital of the new-born state of Greece. The highlight is definitely the frieze, paintings that depict the revival of sciences and arts in Greece after its 4-century occupation by the Ottoman Empire. The statues in front are of some of the greatest intellectuals the nation produced before and during the Revolution. This is actually the building that the street it is situated is unofficially named after: Panepistimiou str. The street is actually "Eleftheriou Venizelou" .

Address: El. Venizelou str
Directions: "Panepistimio" metro station

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  • Written Apr 23, 2005
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