The Hellenic Parliament is a neoclassical three-floor structure designed by Friedrich von Gärtner and completed in 1843, originally served as a palace for the Greek monarchs. After suffering fire damage in 1909, it entered a long period of renovation. Members of the royal family continued to reside there until 1924, when a referendum abolished the monarchy. The building was then used for many different purposes — functioning as a makeshift hospital and a museum, among other things — until November 1929, when the government decided that the building would instead house the Parliament. After more extensive renovations, the Senate convened in the "Old Palace" (Παλαιά Ανάκτορα) on 2 August 1934, followed by the Fifth National Assembly on 1 July 1935. Although the monarchy was restored that same year, the building has housed the Parliament ever since.
Here is a 260 Megapixel panorama of the East area of Syntagma square, in the center of Athens, where ...
The demonstrators are trying to reach the greek parlament. Police is trying to stop them
Angry people, Athens Greece Syntagma
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Bustling Syndagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament, is now adorned for Christmas and the comin...
The demonstrators are trying to reach the greek parlament. Police is trying to stop them.