The Parthenon, one of Nashville's oldest cultural institutions, was built in 1897 to celebrate Tennessee's centennial. It is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece from 438 B.C.E. (before common era). Nashville's Parthenon includes a re-creation of the 5th-century B.C.E. Athena Parthenos sculpture. Athena stands almost 42 feet tall, the largest piece of indoor sculpture in the Western world.
(above: The Parthenon. Photo: © John Hazeltine, 2012)
(above: floor plan of The Parthenon, Nashville, TN. image courtesy of The Parthenon )
The Parthenon is located in Centennial Park, off West End Avenue. For hours and admission fees please see the Parthenon website.
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