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Museum of the City of Athens description and photos - Greece: Athens. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Museum of the City of Athens.
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The capital of Greece, Athens is rightfully considered the cradle of Greek culture. The history of the city, rooted in the distant past, has always attracted tourists. The abundance of antique sights and a variety of museums is impressive.
The Athens City Museum is located on Klaftmonos Square. Its second name “Museum Vuros-Eftaxias” was given to the museum in honor of its founders Labros Eftaxias and Alexandros Vuros. The museum is located in two of the most beautiful and oldest buildings in Athens. In 1836-1843, one of these buildings - house number 7 on Paparrigopoulou Street - was the temporary residence of the King of Greece Otto of Bavaria and his wife Amalia of Oldenburg, therefore it is sometimes called the "old palace". The second building of the museum was built in 1859 by the Greek architect Gerasim Metaxas. Both buildings are now connected by a covered corridor. The museum was founded in 1973 and opened to visitors in 1980.
The museum has a collection of objects and documents that introduces visitors to the history of modern Greece, starting in the 1830s, when the city became the capital of the Greek state, and until the beginning of the 20th century. A huge collection of paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs allows you to travel to Athens of the 19th century and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of that time. The museum reproduces the living rooms of the aristocracy, which give a rich insight into the life of the Athenian townspeople in that era. The exposition also includes well-preserved pieces of furniture belonging to King Otto.
In 1990, the Athens City Museum received an award from the Athens Academy.
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