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Konstantinbasilika, Trier

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Architectural Building
A large, Protestant cathedral, Konstantinbasilika has been preserved from the era of Constantine the Great. Aula Palatina, or the Basilica of Constantine, was built by Emperor Constantine in 310 CE. Its large hall features an impressive high, unsupported ceiling that gives the place a sense of spaciousness and emptiness. It was restored in the 19th century and became a Protestant church but was damaged heavily during World War II. The historical decorations were not reconstructed; nevertheless, some exhibits and remnants of statues remain inside. Put Konstantinbasilika and other Trier attractions into our Trier itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The basilika is an impressive space by its size and sobriety. The new large organ in the back is equally impressive.
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  • from Roman times, hard to imagine but you have rebuilt allegedly original to it. Even if the whole thing is totally unadorned, it knows to impress.
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  • Huge building visible from Afar in the city, not very aesthetic, but Roman, well-restored era. Inside the impression of Gigantism is underlined by the nakedness of the decoration because it is now a protestant temple.
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  • It was long and it had a high ceiling, but I did not notice one other important architectural detail until I read it online. The architects wanted to impress the emperor through the sheer size of the basilica so they added an optical illusion into the building - the windows and niches in the apse became progressively smaller towards the middle so that the illusion of length was further enhanced. Engineering was not sacrificed for the sake of aesthetics though and Aula Palatina remained the largest single room standing structure from Roman Era.
  • Its not so nice of a church. Until you understand its age and history. Then the size of it really hits you, to be build so long ago and still be standing in great condition.
  • If you visit, you have to visit this basilica. Beautiful setting, garden and statues. Impressive, and not too far from the shopping center.
  • Impressive church build by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. The place is worth visit. Interesting history of it
  • Very beautiful and very surprising. Loved it!