Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens. It was named after the Constitution which king Otto was forced to surrender in 1843 because of the September 3rd revolution, during which the people and the military garrison of Athens demanded, gathered outside the then royal palace (the building that today Houses the Hellenic Parliament) the adoption of a constitution, the fundamental law of the state. Syntagma Square together with Omonia Square are the two points of reference of the city.  Syntagma Square is surrounded by major buildings of the capital, such as the Parliament Building, the historic Great Britain Hotel and the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs.
It is the second largest square in Greece, after Spianada Square in Corfu, and is included in the list of the 100 largest in the world.