The Propylaia begun to be built in 437 B.C. based on plans by the architect Mnisikles, but the project was interrapted and essentially became incomplete. They are formed by a central building and two wings and was built in the same straight line with the lenght of Parthenon.
The lines of pillars, in the west and the east facades had six doric columns each, while two lines of Ionian columns divided the main corridor into three sections. The northern wing had on the walls paintings or murals and this is why it was named Pinakotheke (art gallery).
The roof of Propylaia had marble panels with painted decoration and around the ceiling perforated designs.
Acropolis and Parthenon (Archaeological Area)
10555 Athens (Greece)
Tel. +30 210 - 3214172
HOW TO GET THERE
BY ATHENS METRO: 2 (Red Line), Station "Akropolis"
BY BUS: 024, 040, 057, 103, 106, 108, 111, 126, 134, 135, 136, 137, 155, 206, 208, 227, 230, 237, 856, A2, A3, A4, B2, B3, B4, E2, E22
TROLLEY: 1, 5, 15
BY FOOT: From Syntagma Square, follow Filellinon Street to Vasilissis Amalias Avenue, until you meet the walkway of Dionysiou Aeropagitou. Follow it all the way up and you will see the Acropolis on your right hand side.
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