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Metaxourgeio is a district in the north-western part of the Historic Centre of the city of Athens. In the centre of the area is the homonymous square, in which there is a marble fountain. The name of the district is due to a silk processing factory that operated in the area during the years of Otto. The factory today houses the gallery of the Municipality of Athens.
After the establishment of the Greek state, the prospect of building palaces in Kerameikos, led many prominent people of the time, to buy land or build houses in the area. The plan failed when it was finally decided to build the palace in the current Syntagma Square.
Metaxourgeio became a thriving working-class neighbourhood, housing many craftsmen, tradesmen, and small-business owners. The population of the neighbourhood continued to grow during the course of the early twentieth century, maintaining its working-class profile, until a period of abandonment beginning in the 1970s.
By 2001, the population of the neighbourhood had stabilised, largely due to an influx of immigrants as well as upper middle-class residents who found the area's low rents and proximity to high-profile meeting places attractive. In the period leading up to the 2004 Olympic games, renovation projects and infrastructure rebuilding throughout Athens extended to Metaxourgeio as well, which further attracted new higher-income residents
Today, Metaxourgio has developed into one of the most up-and-coming neighbourhoods in Athens with traditional taverns for wine and rakomelo, award-winning restaurants with exotic flavours and picturesque courtyards and terraces overlooking the Acropolis. The heart of the neighbourhood is Avdi Square, which draws residents and visitors with its open space, greenery, periodic festivals and gatherings, art music scenes, theatres and art galleries.