Armansperg' s Building
It will surely catch your attention even if you do not notice the marble inscription that indicates its history. The stone building with the gray, wooden windows is imposing and is kept in very good condition.
Although it is dated to the Second Venetian Period and was, because of its location, one of the most important buildings of the Ottoman period, it has become known by the name of the governor of Greece, Armsburg who resided there during his stay in Nafplio. In its original form, the building had a ground floor and one floor above. In 1831 it was reconstructed and a second floor was added. The addition of the second floor is noticeable as the new floor is not made of stone like the rest of the building.
The Earl of Armansberg
Armansberg Joseph Ludovikos was a Bavarian politician. He came to Greece with king Othon on February 6, 1833, accompanied by his wife and daughters. Armsberg was neither a gentleman, nor a diplomat, nor a supporter of letters and arts. He was complex and very thorough in his rule. His beahviour had strong reactions both at home and abroad. He turned against militants of the Greek Revolution who disagreed with his policy. The culmination of his anti-Greek attitude was the imprisonment of Theodoros Kolokotronis, after a trial. He accussed him for national treason.
After Othon's adulthood he became chairman of the Cabinet. When Othon was absent in Bavaria to marry, his government was even more totalitarian. This had as result the loss of his position in 1837. Both the Greeks and the French, the Austrians and the Russians were very happy with this.
Armansberg returned to Bavaria and ρetired until his death in 1853.
Did you know that?
Today, on the ground floor of the building there is a cafeteria, a pharmacy and a souvenirs shop. The rest of the building is not inhabited.
Entrance is not allowed