Aegina Eunardios School

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The Eunardios School of Teaching is a neoclassical building that stands next to the Cathedral of Aegina. Its significance lies in the fact that it was the very first neoclassical edifice, as well as the first higher education institution to be constructed in the newly-founded Greek state to cover the need for educated citizens and qualified teachers. It was built in 1830, after a generous donation made by the Swiss banker and philhellenist Eunardios, a personal friend of Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias. The School doesn't work today but the remaining building is still kept in a good state.

Apart from the main area, it also had a room that constituted the central school, for students who wanted to continue their studies after primary school. It would also offer a three-month training course for teachers. After it stopped functioning as a school, it housed the National Library, the Scolarcheion (Intermediate School), and, finally, the Archaeological Museum of Aegina from 1926 to 1982.



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