Zappeion palace Athens. An attractive building designed by Th. Hansen, it was constructed from 1874-1888. In the past few years some of the most significant events in the history of the country have taken place in the “Conferences and Exhibitions Mansion,” such as European summits, the announcement of election results, and significant political announcements. Moreover, art exhibitions and occasionally concerts are held here. In the vicinity of the mansion are the statues of the Zappas cousins, who funded the construction of the building, and an attractive park, where Athenians go for a walk, especially on Sundays. Near Zappeion Mansion there is a very nice café and an open-air cinema.