The Athens of the South: Inside Nashville’s Iconic Parthenon

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Situated in Centennial Park, the Parthenon in Nashville is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Constructed in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, this architectural wonder was originally built as a temporary structure but due to its immense popularity, it was made a permanent monument. Today, The Parthenon serves as an art museum with a collection of paintings and sculptures from 19th and 20th-century American artists.

One of the highlights is the monumental statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage, which stands over 40 feet tall and is covered in gold leaf. Visitors can also walk around the perimeter of the building to admire the impressive exterior columns and intricate architectural details. The Parthenon is a beloved Nashville landmark and one of the most unique museums in the United States.

Photos from My Visit

Bryan Lawrence

Elder Gen X - Born in the Mid-1900's

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