Miaouli Square

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Miaouli Square
Πλατεία Μιαούλη
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Former names Othonos Square
General information
Type Open square
Architectural style Neoclassicism
Town or city Ermoupolis
Country Greece
Design and construction
Architect Wilhelm von Weiler

Miaouli Square (Greek: Πλατεία Μιαούλη) is a square in the city of Ermoupolis, Syros island in Greece.

History[edit]

The square was designed by the Bavarian architect Wilhelm von Weiler in the early 19th century. It is the main square of Ermoupolis. Its former name was Othonos Square (Πλατεία Όθωνος) in honour of Otto of Greece but took its current name in 1889 by the statue of admiral Andreas Miaoulis, hero of the Greek War of Independence, which locates in the square. In the square there are also the City Hall, designed by Ernst Ziller, and the municipal library.

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Coordinates: 37°26′41″N 24°56′34″E / 37.4447°N 24.9428°E / 37.4447; 24.9428