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Stoa of Attalos

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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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Reconstructed Greek walkway

A stoa is a covered walkway or portico lined with columns to provide a safe protective promemade. This reconstruction is part of the ancient agora we visited depicting an small... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A stoa is a covered walkway or portico lined with columns to provide a safe protective promemade. This reconstruction is part of the ancient agora we visited depicting an small part of ancient life. The museum it it houses has mostly reconstructed pottery and artifacts, it has been reconstructed to show all it's splendor.The exhibits are very interesting showing everyday... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Now it's a small museum with quite a few nice sculptures and pretty view from second floor. Toilets are here too. Worth visiting as a part of larger area, ancient agora.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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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