"THE ACROPOLIS: Propylaia" Acropolis - Propylaea Tip by Pakistaniguy
Acropolis - Propylaea, Athens: 21 reviews and 39 photos
The Propylaia formed the towering entrance to the Acropolis in ancient times. Built in 437-432 BC, its architecural brilliancs ranks with that of the Parthenon. It consists of a central hall, with two wings on either sides. Each section had a gate, and in ancient times these 5 gates were the only entrances to the 'Upper City'. The Middle gate opened to the Panethenaic Way. The ceiling of the central hall was painted with gold stars on a dark blue background. The northern wing was used as a picture gallery and the southern wing was the antechamber to the 'Temple of Athena Nike'.
Directions: The only gate to enter Acropolis.
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