Westward from the market, a small distance from the parking area, we come across the Antonopoulos mansion. It used to be the home of Ananias Lambardis--archbishop of Mystras--, who was hanged by the Turks in the Laconian city, in 1760. It then came under the ownership of the family of Athanasios Antonopoulos, a Dimitsana elder on the eve of ’21. The meeting of the commanders (Th. Kolokotronis, K. Deligiannis), prior to the War of Independence, is rumoured to have taken place in the living room of the house.
A stone-built masterpiece, with exquisite masonry, today it belongs to the Ministry of Culture and is going to become a Folklore Museum. Its interior houses wonderful murals, wood-sculpted roofs, with the mansion’s living-room exhibiting the grandest decoration scheme. In the architectural restoration study there is a reference to additional sections to the initial structure, which is said to have been created in the 17th century.