This is a building built according to reports by German architect Ernesto Chiller around 1890. In the Tower Market, “Stavropazar”, Ziller would build a building that occupies an entire building block. espite its impossibility, the volume of the building operates discreetly, with its atriums and four entrances, open to a neighborhood that was a whole market. The building has no main and secondary aspect, it has four sides in the life of the market, the same processed, using different elements. The structure of the entire building, the variety of elements, the balance between the simple geometry of the classical sections and the Renaissance porch and the arches make this project one of the most remarkable creations. It was used as a market until the 1960’s when its use was abandoned.
The building was renovated and turned into a museum that adorns the city of Pyrgos and opened its gates to the public on July 16th, 2013. It is a two-storey building, neoclassical style and is the most prestigious building in the city. In Karaiskaki Street, the Renaissance figures are strongly, in Metaxa Street, the building faces administrative buildings and the style is strict and simple. At Kresteniti street the Municipal Market is in direct correspondence with the opposite buildings and shares their style of decoration and decoration. On the fourth and last face, located on Petralia Street, the slope of the terrain limits the possibilities for a particular decoration. On the fourth and last face, located on Petralia Street, the slope of the terrain limits the possibilities for a particular decoration. At this point, one can feel the traditional breeze of the old Municipal Market of the Tower, which today has been enriched with a modern style, without altering its picturesqueness. In the area today, there are small shops that are harmoniously integrated into the wider architectural environment and several art exhibitions and other events of cultural interest are regularly organised on the picturesque pedestrian street.
Today in this building operates Arcaeological Museum of Pyrgos
Tickets: 4€ (full), 2€ (discount) (1/04-31/10)
Tickets: 2€ (full) (1/11-31/03)