jueves, 31 de enero de 2013

"THE PROPYLAEA

adorned with monuments, is the grand entrance of the Acropolis. The Propylaea, built by Pericles in 437-432 BC, were the work of the famous Athenian architect, Mnesikles. They were incorporated in the wall which has been preserved until today and was built during the first half of the 5th century B.C., in place of the older destroyed Cyclopean wall. Before reaching the Propylaea, you will pass through the Beulé gate, part of the Roman fortifications of the Acropolis. Right after that you will encounter a 13 m. high pedestal, known as the "monument of Agrippa", on which the Athenians in 27 B.C. erected a statue of the Roman Marcus Agrippa, benefactor of the city."

GREEK NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANISATION "Athens Attica"