Old Parliament Building, Nafplio

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While Nafplio was the capital of Greece, this building was used as a parliament between 1827 and 34.

Old Parliament

Old Parliament Building

As you can guess from its shape, it was built as a mosque. It seems to be built in the same period in which the mosque in the Constitution Square was bulit (it is now used as a cinema).

Old Parliament Build.ing

Old Parliament Build.ing

Old Parliament Build.ing

Building seen from the north side

Old Parliament Build.ing

The building was restored in ’90s.

Old Parliament Build.ing

Muslim architectural element on the facade

Now it is used as an event space. When we visited here in autumn 2014, a representative of SYRIZA was scheduled to speak and we had a chance to take a peek at inside.

Old Parliament Build.ing

Inside the building

Reference

  • Robin Barber, Greece (Blue Guide), London- N.Y. 2001 (Revised reprint of the 6th edition of 1995), pp. 235.
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