Mausoleo di Santa Costanza, Rome

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Built during the 4th century by Emperor Constantine as a mausoleum for his daughter, Mausoleo di Santa Costanza remains one of the earliest Christian buildings with a central dome. The interior mosaics, once a key component of the mausoleum's decorations, no longer exist. The ambulatory contains two apses, each with mosaics depicting Christ Pantocrator, probably dating back the 5th and 7th centuries. Plan to visit Mausoleo di Santa Costanza and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rome attractions using our Rome online visit planner .
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  • Circular, ancient and fascinating. One of the monuments in this area that absolutely must be seen! In summer days it is easy that you'll find the celebration of a marriage because it is very coveted by future spouses.
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  • This mausoleum has with better them tardo-romanos mosaics that are on-site from around the world. You can also visit the beautiful and ancient Church of anta Inés and its catacombs
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  • Built in the mid-300 a.d. as a Memorial and burial place of the daughter of the Emperor Constantine, this wonderful round building with a dome that is supported by twelve pairs of twin columns and an ambulatory with a barrel vault decorated with marvelous mosaics flood, as well as those of the caps of absdiole. One of which is the copy of the great tomb of Constantine in red porphyry marble. Atmosphere and beauty! Not to be missed.
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  • Open from 9:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 18:00, but popular for weddings which might interfere with your visit (to be fair, the edifice lacks any other religious function).
  • It's recommended to visit, fascinating, specially for who loved arts, stories
  • I was here when a wedding had just finished. I really had to think about the lyrics of Beatles song Eleanor Rigby, when I saw all the rice to be picked up at the floor. Wonderful experience!
  • Very good hotel
  • PRICE basilica & mausoleo free, catacombs guided visit adult/reduced €8/5 HOURS basilica 7.30am-noon & 4-7.30pm, mausoleo 9am-noon & 4-6pm, catacombs 9am-11.30 Mon-Sat & 3-4.30pm daily

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