tirsdag 31. januar 2017
Greece - Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
The small church to right was built on the late 12th century. It is dedicated to Georgoepikoos Panayia (Virgin Mary) and Anhios Eleftherios. The church was the official episcopal seat of Athens following the expulsion of the bishops from the Parthenon by the franks and later by the Turks. From 1839 to 1842 it was used as a library. The new Metropolis (New cathedral) is the big building on the left and it was built from 1842 and 1862, as the cathedral of Athens. It is a dormed church built in the neobyzantine and neoclassical style.