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The Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother of God in Athens, often abbreviated as Mitropoli, is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Athens and the whole of Hellas. Construction of the cathedral began on Christmas Day of 1842, the foundation of which was laid by the King of Greece Otto I and Queen Amalia. For the construction of the temple used marble 72 destroyed at the time of the churches in Athens. The cathedral was built in several stages, and four architects worked on its construction: Teofil von Hansen, Dimitrios Zezos, Francois Boulanger and Panagiotis Calcos. The assembly was consecrated on May 21, 1862 in honor of the Annunciation of the Mother of God in the presence of the king and queen of Greece.
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