Lion of Bavaria

The lion of Bavarian is located in the settlement of Nafplion Prefecture on Michail Iatrou Street where near Othon's landing place was next to the first organized refugee settlement.

The martyr was accompanied by bavarian officials and soldiers who in the process moved to Athens when he became the capital of modern Greece.

Much of the Bavarian soldiers died from the epidemic of the tyrant in the years 1833-1834.

lion of bavaria, nafplion

The inhabitants of Nafplio refer to the Barbarian Lion as "the cucumber lion", as it is said that the Bavarian soldiers died of the many bitterness they ate.

The Bavarians were buried in the cemetery of Agioi Pantes, located northeast of the church of Evangelistria known as "Bavarian monuments". Later the bones were transferred to the crypt of the Catholic Church of Metamorphosis located in the old town of Nafplion.

The lion's bass is carved on the rock and is one of the first open-air sculptures of modern Greece.

It was built by the German descent Christian Siegel, where he was the first professor of sculpture of the Athens apartment under the command of King Louis I in memory of the officers and soldiers who belonged to the royal guard of Otto and died.

bavaria lion, nafplion

The Bavarian Lion is a copy of the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen of the Lion's Lion in Tuillerie.

The composition of Thorvaldsen is based on the ancient model of Kea, also carved in rock by the archaic lions of the Cyclades.

In the inscription on the bottom, it is inscribed in German and Greek that the lion of the bavarians is dedicated to the accompaniment of Otto to their comrades who died in 1833 and 1834.

A small park has been built in front of the monument.


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