Built in 1874, the square was formerly known as Loudovikou Square. During the 2004 Summer Olympics, it served as the start and finish venue of the Athens historic center circuit for the men's and women's road race events, as well as for various artistic events.
In the middle of Kotzia square classical antiquities have been recently uncovered that include a large part of an ancient road, tombs, parts of the city's ancient fortification and a small building. The square is situated just outside of the ancient Acharnian Gate of Classical Athens, and a section of the Themistocleian walls has been uncovered.
The City of Athens Town Hall, at 63, Athinas Street, was constructed in 1874 in a neoclassical style. Originally a two-floor building, in 1937 one more floor was added and the building was modified due to the increased space requirements of the Municipality. In the interior one will find the paintings of known Greek painters of the 19th century, and murals of Fotis Kontoglou with representations of mythological and historic themes (1937-1940). The visitor will also find a large oil painting depicting St. Paul the Apostle teaching the Athenians the Christian religion (1877) in the Municipal Council hall. In the reception room (1st floor), you will find in special glass-showcases, small terra-cotta figures representing all the mayors of Athens. In the vicinity of the municipality is the attractive, small, Theatrou Square.
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