Nashville Parthenon Attraction

The Nashville Parthenon, situated at 2600 W End Ave Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203, is a replica of the original Parthenon.

This Art Museum was designed by architect William Crawford Smith and was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition to honor 100 years since Tennessee’s statehood.

The architects’ vision behind designing such iconic buildings came from his knowledge about ancient Greek architecture mixed with American culture at the time, as well as admiration for Ancient Greece art style and their architectural elements like columns and friezes or triglyphs, etcetera, so he decided to make one himself.

The Nashville Parthenon, which functions as an art museum and Centennial Park’s centerpiece in Nashville’s west end, is a large public park, stands tall with Alan LeQuire’s 1990 re-creation of Athena. The statue was important to ancient Greeks where it stood inside the Naos (east room) on top of a giant pedestal.

Even though it is a well-known site for tourists, the Nashville Parthenon’s permanent collection on the lower level features about 63 paintings by 19th & 20th-century American artists.

When looking at these pieces of art, you will often find yourself drawn into an entirely new world created by its artist. The main level contains not only this replica statue but also many other exhibits that make their way through from time to time – so be sure not to miss out.

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It is a full-scale replica of the Athens, Greece Parthenon with 42 feet of gilded sculptures and paintings. It features permanent displays from the Cowan Collection as well as temporary exhibitions that showcase Nashville’s rich history dating back to the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition!

The entrance for this structure can be found on the ground level of the East side building near various food vendors who offer unique ethnic dishes such as Moroccan lamb skewers or Greek gyros sandwiches (to name just two).

The original architectural masterpiece was built with plaster replicas for visitors to see and admire what many consider as one of the most impressive buildings ever constructed by humankind.

Inside there are sculptures that were once covered on top of this magnificent building back when it first stood around 438 BC until now, but thanks to an act in 1801, these pieces are housed at different locations all over Europe like London’s British Museum or Athens’ Acropolis museum.

Nashville is a city steeped in history. One of the most iconic landmarks to carry this tradition throughout time and space, The Parthenon has been linked with Nashville’s identity from ancient times until now.

The Parthenon has a long history, having served as the location for both political and mythological rallies. In Nashville, TN, it was used to portray the climactic scene of Robert Altman’s 1975 film.

It also appeared in Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, where it became an important backdrop during the battle with Hydra agents who were trying to steal Zeus’ thunderbolt from inside Athena’s statue on top of its roof.

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