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Why is there a replica of the Parthenon in Nashville Tennessee?

Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. … The Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s art museum.

What’s inside the Parthenon Nashville?

The Parthenon. Containing a full-scale replica of the original statue of Athena, the Parthenon was constructed in 1897 for the Tennessee Centenary Exposition. The 42-foot tall Athena Parthenos sculpture is the tallest indoor artistic work of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.

Is the Parthenon still standing?

Renovations are ongoing at the Parthenon and the entire Acropolis; however, tourists can still visit the historical site.

How much does it cost to get into the Acropolis?

The cost of entrance to the Acropolis is about 20 euros and is good for the other sites in the area including the ancient agora, theatre of Dionysos, Kerameikos, Roman Agora, Tower of the Winds and the Temple of Olympian Zeus and is supposedly good for a week. You can also buy individual tickets to these other sites.

How long does it take to walk up the Acropolis?

5-7 hours

What to do in Athens in 2 days?

2Day Athens Itinerary

  • Acropolis at dusk.
  • Parthenon in Athens.
  • Theatre of Dionysus.
  • Tower of the Winds in the Roman Agora.
  • Views from Mount Lycabettus.
  • Panathenaic Stadium.