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The square got its name in honor of the Constitution, which was proposed by the Greek king Otto of Bavaria in 1843.
Syntagma is bordered in the north by the street of King George the First, in the east – with street Otto, in the west – with Filellinon Street, in the east – with Amalias Avenue.
Initially, in the place where the square is located today, there was a lawn, which was part of the palace complex of King Otto. Amalia Oldenburgskaya – the king's wife, took great care of the palace and this lawn. As a result, the queen forbade ordinary Athenians to visit this territory.
In 1862, Prince George of the Glucksburg dynasty took over as king. After almost a year of restoration work, the white marble and fountains have been renewed here, lampposts and benches were installed, after which the square was reopened to the public.
Today the square is divided into two green zones. In the very center there was a large fountain and copies of statues from the Museum of Naples, which were donated to the city by Lord Beauty in the 19th century.
The eastern part of the square is slightly higher than the western one. Today you can observe the grandiose ensemble of the Palace of the Greek Parliament.
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Topic: Syntagma Square (Constitution Square) in Greece, resort of Athens.