Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens

Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
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The cathedral church of the city is one of the first large monument of Athens as the capital of Greece.

Its construction started in 1842 according to the plans of the Danish architect Theophil Hansen and is a combination of the neoclassical and the Greek-Byzantine architecture, something due to the alterations of its plans during its construction. They have used architectural material from 72 demolished churches of Athens.

The church’s interior is decorated with works of well-known artists of the 19th century while at an underground crypt in the interior of the church, inside a marble reliquary is the shrine of the patriarch Gregory V and Agia Filothei of Athens.
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