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Mausoleo di Teodorico, Ravenna
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Designated as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ravenna, Mausoleo di Teodorico was built by Theoderic the Great in 520 CE as his future resting place. After a military defeat, his bones were scattered, and the mausoleum was converted into the church of Sta. Maria della Rotonda. The floor floor is a decagon. The upper floor is a circle crowned by a dome 11 m (36 ft) in diameter made of limestone from Istria. The facade and portico were rebuilt in the 16th century. Make Mausoleo di Teodorico part of your personalized Ravenna itinerary using our Ravenna trip generator.
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  • I'd say the best part is the outside, saw that inside there is only a tub which among other things would not be part of the mausoleum but was moved from the Palace of Theodoric. There are frescoes and even mosaics. I cannot explain how the ticket might cost a dollar less than the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe which is definitely much more rich in works of art ... but obviously I'm missing something. A note about the staff at the ticket office of the mausoleum: the cashier was not at all friendly, almost verging on rudeness ... Besides the fact that the ATM was not working.
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  • I expected a lot more, it's nice to see on the outside, but the inside is really disappointing is totally empty if it excludes a bath. The walls are rough and everything looks very sad. Not worth the price of admission
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  • The building impressive from the outside by its simplicity and its historical importance. Inside, it is not much to see. A porphyry Pan stands, showy around as ordered and not picked. And the shop in the entrance area is an imposition. There's only junk and no single mention of Theodoric. Quite disappointing. The mausoleum could be presented better.
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