Tower of the Duchess of Plaisance

Tower of the Duchess of Plaisance Tower of the Duchess of Plaisance Tower of the Duchess of Plaisance
The Duchess of Plaisance is an urban legend of Athens in the 19th century. Eccentric, with questionable acquaintances and great charity work she supported the new Greek state without hesitating in criticizing the local rulers. She left many public buildings and four impressive houses of unique architectural beauty. Her tower, known as Castle of Rododafni, was built at an area that she bought from the Monastery of Penteli with Stamatis Kleanthis as the architect and which now hosts the Cultural Centre of Penteli.
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