Syntagma Square, located in the heart of Athens, is the central square of the city and a focal point for various significant events and gatherings. It is named after the Greek Constitution (Syntagma) that was proclaimed there in 1844.

At the center of the square, visitors can see the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, a prominent memorial honoring Greek soldiers who have died in wars. The monument is guarded by the Evzones, the elite Greek Presidential Guard, wearing traditional costumes and performing an elaborate changing of the guard ceremony.

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One of the square’s most recognizable features is the Hellenic Parliament building, known as the Old Royal Palace. It was built in the 19th century as the royal residence and later became the seat of the Greek Parliament. The front of the Parliament features an impressive neoclassical facade and a large balcony.

Syntagma Square is a vibrant area, surrounded by hotels, shops, restaurants, and cafes. It serves as a central transportation hub, with the Syntagma Metro Station providing easy access to various parts of the city.

Beyond its historical significance, Syntagma Square is also a popular location for protests, demonstrations, and celebrations, making it a place of democratic expression and public gathering.

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