Which building is a constant reminder of the glory of Ancient Greece and the most famous building in the world? I would attribute that to the Parthenon.
Those that I know is that it is a Doric temple that was constructed somewhere in 440 BC, and is made of about 13,000 blocks of marble, with no two marble the same. Many said it is a masterpiece of design, because it is using sophisticated techniques to counteract the optical effects to make the building squat and to make its columns look thin, so that light can filter through onto the statue of Athena held in the building. You may want to know the statue of Athena is over 11m (about 36 ft) high and covered in gold.
Featured below are some photos of some must see places of interest if you do travel to Greece (in Southern Europe, anyway):
The Acropolis and the Parthenon. To many ‘Acropolis’ means high city and is synonymous with Athens. The Acropolis is actually a limestone outcrop that stands above Athens, Greece’s capital and surmounted by the distinctive shape of the Parthenon.
The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. It was designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects. With more than 150,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Acropolis Museum displays surviving antiquities from the Acropolis and is a defining cultural project for Greece and a key reference point for the art community around the globe.
The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus. It is an open spaced ancient theatre with seats made of marble, and is famous for its acoustics. It is known that even if the viewers sitting in the higher seats and who are far away from the orchestra can hear the words of the performers.
The Panathenaic Way. It marks the location of an ancient road that ran along the southern side of the City Eleusinion complex.
The Propylaea. Is a marble entrance gate to the Acropolis and was built on a slope with five gates with enormous doors and wings on either side. The Propylaea was said built in 430 BC.
The Ancient Agora of Athens. Is considered as the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, and is a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece. It is located to the northwest of the Acropolis and is bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill of Colonus Agoraeus.
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