There are many monuments in Athens that can really take your breath away with their architectural grandeur. However, not all of them represent great power like the Parliament Building. Located in the Syntagma Square where it holds a distinctive spot that could not be missed, the Parliament Building was constructed under the reign of King Otto during the year 1840.
Set at the square's highest point, the structure served as the palace of the royalty in the city until 1910. This was the year when the building was damaged by a fire. It was not until 1935 when the Parliament Building was reopened to become the National Assembly seat. Aside from being one of the most significant monuments in Athens, the building also captures the interest of the people through its changing of guards, which is done by the hour. Every Sunday, a bigger group of soldiers will be performing this ceremony.