- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be there by 10:30 on Sundays for the "Big Change" when the military band and all 300 evzones make a parade down Leof. Amalias Ave.
- The focal point of Syntagma Square is the parliament building which stands at the highest point of the square. Built in 1840 under King Otto, this monumental building served as the royal palace until 1910, when it was destroyed by fire. It reopened in 1935 as the seat of the National Assembly. The changing of the guard takes place in front of the building every hour on the hour. This ceremony—which presents a great photo opportunity—is performed by a larger group of soldiers every Sunday.
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