METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF ATHENS
Seventy-two older churches were demolished for the construction of the Metropolitan Church of Athens (Mitropolis).
The foundation was laid in 1839, but it was not completed until 1862. A work of the architects E. Schaubert and D. Zezos, the Metropolitan Cathedral was completed under the supervision D. Zezos and later on the architects François Boulanger and Theophilus Hansen.
On 21 May 1862, the Metropolitan Cathedral was dedicated to the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary (Evaggelismos tis Theotokou).
It is the largest church in Athens, with dimensions of 40 m long, 20 m wide and 24 m high. It is the seat of the archbishop of Athens and all Greece. All the official ceremonies, laudations, funerals of great personalities, etc. are conducted in this church.
Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
10556 Athens (Greece)
Tel. +30 210 - 3221308
HOW TO GET THERE
BY BUS: 025, 026, 027
BY FOOT: Follow Metropoleos Street, from Syntagma Square all the way down until you meet up with Metropoleos Square (with the Metropolitan Cathedral). This will take approximately 5 minutes.
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