The first monuments of Volos were constructed in the end of the 19th century, while during the past twenty years there has been noticed an increase of their number. On the whole, they can be categorized in four general types: memorials, plaques, columns and sculptures, however, most of them represent eminent personalities of the city. Five essays attempt to inverse the traditional ‘reading’ of the monumental forms, to study their relation with the urban space and its citizens, as well as to redefine them, through personal associations and relative comparisons. The monuments are selected according to their thematology and their form. There can be found monuments with historical content, war victims’ memorials, individuals’ memorials, monuments with political projections and graves. The research is focused on the oddnesses revealed through the observation of the form and its installation space.