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National Library

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about National Library.

National Library features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Athens City Guide5-day Athens City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Fine example of Neoclassical architecture

Time required: 10 minutes

Public transport:

  • Red Metro Line: Panepistimio station

Address: Panepistimiou 28-29, Athens

Things you need to know:

  • The National Library of Greece is located in central Athens. The building is a fine example of mature Neoclassicism
  • Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen designed the library, as part of the Neoclassical Trilogy of Athens including the Academy of Athens and the Athens University
  • The library was built between 1887 and 1891
  • It does not lend books. Its holdings can be viewed in a large reading room

What to do there:

  • Admire the beautiful building from outside

National Library features in these preplanned City Guides: