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National Garden in Athens, Greece

National Garden in Athens, Greece (2021)

The National Garden is about 2 km from Athens city center and Omonia square. The 38 acres National garden is also known as Royal Garden. The garden is located just behind the Old Palace that is now recognized as the Greek Parliament Building and extends on the south side to the building of Zappeion.

The National Garden has several half sculptures of politician and poets known as busts that shows head neck, shoulder, and chest. The National Garden or the Royal Garden was planned by Queen Amalia in 1838 and the construction of the garden was completed in 1840. The garden had 500 species of plants and hosted several animals like a duck, peacock, and turtles. The Royal Garden was created by a German architect and agronomist Mr. Friedrich Schmidt. The park was open to the public in 1920 and the name was changed to “National Garden”.

National Garden in Athens, Greece

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