A Doric monument built by Pericles between 447 and 432 B.C on the Acropolis of Athens. This building was built to house inside a statue of 12 meters high built in ivory and gold in honour of the goddess Athena, protector of the city and in gratitude after successive Greek victories against the Persian army.
The history of the Parthenon is very interesting, it is the history of an era of continuous warfare, of two empires (the Persian and Greek) struggling to assert their supremacy in the course of history. The construction of the Parthenon has remained as an eternal symbol of Greek culture so exquisite when establishing the proportions of a "perfect" building.
When you travel to Athens you can visit the legendary Acropolis, in this natural rise the most emblematic buildings of history were built. One of them is the Parthenon that despite the efforts time has made to destroy it completely, this elegant building of nearly 2400 years refuses to disappear.
One of the main reasons why the Parthenon suffered mistreatment at the hands of unscrupulous robbers was that it was chosen to keep the national treasure, apart from the huge sculpture of Athens from which unfortunately there are only drawings and representations of how it used to be.
Yet the most severe blow was suffered in 1687 when the building was used to store gunpowder and weapons in the war between the Turks and Venetians, one of the bombs came into the temple causing a tremendous explosion that left the building in its framework to our days.
Even then, every tourist who visits the Parthenon can recognize that this constitutes a unique building, not only for its history but also for its proportions. The group of architects and mathematicians who designed this building put every effort for it to keep the canon of Greek beauty from any angle. To meet this challenging goal they had to change the position and size of the columns that were wider at the edges and were not distributed in the same distance.
It is no coincidence that the Parthenon has risen so much expectations or even envy over the centuries, that is why you can see a lot of the sculptures that decorate its friezes in the British Museum.
We invite you to visit this magnificent building, a true delight for the sight.