Greece celebrates 200 years of independence

Kyriakoula Voulgari, Wife of A. Kriezis (1850-1852). Author: Francesco Pige. The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum. A screenshot from Google Arts & Culture

The Celebration of the Greek Revolution of 1821, also known as Independence Day is a national holiday in Greece, Cyprus as well as in the Greek diaspora celebrated on March 25. It commemorates the start of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire, and the formation of an independent Greek state which coincides with the Greek Orthodox Feast of the Annunciation.

Today, Greece celebrates its 200th anniversary of Independence. On this especially important day for the Greeks, the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum in Athens held a ceremony to mark the completion of nearly a decade of expansion and renovation.

The €59 million project more than doubled the area of the museum to 20,000 square meters, creating a space for exhibitions and storage of collections, an auditorium, a shop, a cafe and a restaurant with a panoramic view of the Acropolis.

You can get to know the 19th century painting of the independent Greek state visiting Google Arts & Culture

A screenshot from Google Arts & Culture


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