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32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 106 79, Greece
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0030 10 33 82 601
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The National Library building is part of a trilogy of buildings located next to each other. Built in 1888, and designed by a Dutch Architect , Hansen. The three buildings are: The National Library, University of Athens, and Academy of Athens. These are located in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third building by Hansen of his trilogy of neoclassical design. The other two buildings are the University of Athens and the Academy of Athens which are situated next to each other and next to the National Library.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We only walked in briefly but it was such a nice place. There are several floors of tall stacks visible from the lobby, really neat looking. There were a lot of people there but not overcrowded, except for computer work stations which were very popular....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bethebel
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This monument is a masterpiece. A historical building with beautiful architecture and many books to help any person that is interested in searching historical or science matters. It worth a visit even though a quick walk around. The only problem is that the area around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

This is a beautiful building and the architecture is just amazing. There are several other buildings and statues that are close by that are also worth a visit. We loved this area and there is a Paul just down the street.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Sadly it was closed when we came here, but I came for the architecture alone anyway (Danish architect designed this building and two others situated close by). We were able to peek through the windows and admire from the outside, the outside being beautiful also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark R
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Another masterpiece by Danish architect Hansen who designed the building as a part of Athenian Neoclassical Trilogy. The library was moved (or it is in process of moving) to the new location in Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on the seafront area of Phaleron Bay,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We stopped by the National Library of Greece whilst on the Sights of Athens tour. The building itself is very impressive and designed to mimic the ancient architecture. It is part of Hansen’s famous Athenian Neoclassical Trilogy of buildings that include the National University of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tom J
Reviewed March 11, 2018

The building seems to be very nice inside (we just had a quick glance through the doors), but the library is being moved somewhere else so we didn't get a chance go get inside, unfortunately.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gregdzi
Reviewed January 19, 2018

The work of Danish architect Theophil Hansen this building is meant to echo the glorious architecture of Athenian past. It is a beautiful sight only spoiled by the view of shabby modern buildings across the street covered in graffiti.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Irene Q
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Response from 342carryl | Reviewed this property |
They are a lot of space and chains for you to sit down. They do have wifi and computers for you to use! It is a library!