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The Stoa of Attalos (also spelled Attalus) was a stoa (covered walkway or portico) in the Agora of Athens, Greece. It was built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC. The current building was reconstructed in 1952–1956 by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and currently houses the Museum of the Ancient Agora.
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Basically if you don't know architecture or know positions in advance you won't understand where things are in relation to each other- the text isn't clear. However a good amount of titbits that aren't related to the buildings themselves can be gleaned, and there are the artifacts themselves.
Amazing place. As you stand at one end and look down the marble hallway surrounded by large columns you feel you are part of history. Unfortunately there was a woman who was working there who chose to be overly protective of the place and wanted to make sure no one was smiling, laughing, taking too many pictures or overly noisy. She seemed very stressed. Other than her interactions with others this was a pleasant place to visit. The museum inside has some good info about the place.
Beautiful place. Free access (along with the Agora) first Sunday of every months, which gives you the occasion to see Athenians strolling with their families. A great social experience in a place charged with history. Some indications are unclear though. It seems to rely on internet web services for audioguides.
What is a stoa? And who is at Attalos guy anyway? Visit find out and thank him for the gift to the Athenean people filled with ancient artefacts half from before the building was even built! 138BC. Some 1000 years before! The craftsmanship is astounding. A pity many statues were damaged in past wars. The detail is... how far we come and not come.
There are some statues.. and that's about it? Not sure if we missed something but it was quite underwhelming. To be fair, the building itself is impressive despite being restored. Being able to walk through the building's porch is nice!