Metro Station in Chile Made Like Museum of Greek Civilization

The ‘Grecia’ metro station in Santiago, Chile could easily be called a small museum of Greek civilization where passengers can admire the exhibits.

The underground “exhibition” operates since 2014 and is full of copies of ancient Greek art and artifacts. The station is the result of close cooperation between the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Government of Chile. About 22,000 passengers per day can “visit” the museum.

The walls of the station dedicated to Greece are covered with statues, busts, vases, masks and carved representations of ancient Greece. For instance, passengers can admire a replica of the west frieze of the Parthenon, the originals of which are now at the new Acropolis Museum and the British Museum of London.


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