Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation (
Workers used marble from 72 demolished churches to build the Cathedral's immense walls. Three architects and 20 years later, it was complete. On May 21, 1862, the completed Cathedral was dedicated to the
To the immediate south of the Cathedral is the little
In the Square in front of the Cathedral stand two statues. The first is that of
The Metropolitan Cathedral remains a major landmark in Athens and the site of important ceremonies with national political figures present, as well as weddings and funerals of notable personalities.