The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation (Greek: Καθεδρικός Ναός Ευαγγελισμού της Θεοτόκου) popularly known as the "Mētrópolis", is the cathedral church of the Archbishopric of Athens and all Greece.
Construction of the Cathedral began on Christmas Day, 1842 with the laying of the cornerstone by King Otto and Queen Amalia. Construction started under the architect Theophil Hansen and was continued by Dimitris Zezos, Panagis Kalkos and François Boulanger.
Dia KL | Dec 30, 2017
Probably the most tourist-visited church in Athens, after years or renovation is now complete, nice architecture and big space inside, interesting to come here during a mass or while celebrating Easter.
Jon Paul | Dec 31, 2017
This must be one of the most visited Churches in Athens, after many years of renovation it is at last finished, restored to its former beauty.
Aris Karas | Jan 8, 2018
Very beautiful cathedral, built in the 19th century, including byzantine, neoclassical, gothic and romanic elements. It's the place where all the religious ceremonies of the greek state take place, and contains the tombs of St Filothei and Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople, both killed by the Turks centuries ago. It's the place where King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain were married in the 1960's. Definitely worth a visit.
Somos lagente | Dec 3, 2017
Very nice Cathedral. We were able to visit even whilst they were having mass
Dimitris Ladas | Feb 9, 2018
It’s Athens’s biggest church and located in a wonderful central square.
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