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Saroglou Mansion

Saroglou Mansion is an eclectic building in neo-baroque style, next to the Byzantine and Christian Museum.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1854 The military club was founded.

    1924 Beginning of construction.

    1932 Completion.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

It is an eclectic building with a neo-baroque style and a trapezoidal ground plan. It was designed by Alexandros Nikoloudis, a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. It has an area of 8,270 sqm and houses the Military Officers’ Club. Right next to it, there is the Pavlos Melas monument, a work by Lazaros Sochos (1910), dedicated to the Macedonian fighter Pavlos Melas.

What I can't see

Here was an artillery barracks. The building was built on the site intended for a courthouse, designed by the same architect. The construction of the building went through many bureaucratic adventures. The name was given in honour of Petros Saroglou (or Saroglos), who was the son of a caviar merchant and an artillery major and bequeathed his property (house, weapons, collections) to the “General Club of Land and Sea Military Officers”, whο built the mansion. Inside, it is decorated with 86 magnificent paintings by Greek and foreign artists.


  • Address: Pavlos Melas Sq. & Rigillis St.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Αρχείο Νεοτέρων Μνημείων, [Archive of modern monuments], NHRF

Last visit 8/11/2022


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