National Gallery

The National Gallery was created after the donation of jurist Soutzos Alexandros, who in 1896 bequeathed his collection and estate to the state aspiring to the creation of a Fine Arts Museum. Four years later, on July 28, 1900, the Gallery opened its doors. 

It initially offered an exhibition of 258 works from the collections of the Technical University (which had set up a small gallery a few years ago) and the University. The following year the 107 works of the collection of A. Soutzos, bequeathed to the state, were also included.

Among the museum's permanent collections one can admire works of Modern Greek painting (19th century), Western Painting, Modern Greek and European Engraving, Decorative and Applied Arts, Modern Greek and European Sculpture.