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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. Mausoleo di Santa Costanza is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Rome Edition.
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  • The mausoleum of Santa Costanza is a place of Catholic worship and is located in the enacting terms "Complesso monumentale di Sant'Agnese fuori le mura" in Via Nomentana in Rome. Is a central plan building with ambulatory. It was built by Constantine (Constance) daughter of Constantine in the early fourth century, was buried in the graveyard area near which the martyr Agnes to whom he was devoted. The mausoleum has a central plan with a circular compartment covered by a dome that rests on 12 pairs of columns arranged to ring. Annular Vault there are some magnificent mosaics and geometrical and naturalistic are represented (branches of fruit, birds, peacocks, etc.) and grape harvest. There is also a large mosaic which seems to represent Constantine, however, this restored in my opinion horribly. The mausoleum, though no longer show the original splendour, fascinates for its circular structure, its pillars, its grandeur and beauty of its mosaics. For these reasons, it is highly coveted for conducting religious marriages. The visit is free and you can access the Mausoleum every day from 9 to 12 and from 15 to 18 except that inside it you are not doing weddings and religious ceremonies. To visit absolutely!
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  • The mausoleum of St. Constance parish in an interesting architectural complex: except him close to the Basilica of St. Agnes outside the walls and catacombs underneath, as well as the ruins of the ancient basilica. The temple itself is an interesting type rotondnogo:-from the architectural point of view-its well-preserved structure; -from the artistic point of view-its ancient Roman mosaics with plots, located at the junction of antiquity and early Christianity, as well as a copy of the sarcophagus.
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  • All lovers of Italy, familiar with unsurpassed essays Paul Muratov, of course, do not miss the Holy Mausoleum of Constanta with first time Roman mosaics (early 4th century). They are unique, with no signs of Byzantine art: no gilding, lick the young Christ far from his subsequent images; around the perimeter of the Rotunda is a variety of colored ornaments and primitive scenes from the life of the early Christians. These images prove that Rome had its own school of Christian mosaics before the Byzantine influences. For a nominal fee you can turn on the backlight.
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  • 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!
  • Fascinating place. We happened on a small wedding there. We'll worth the trip. Off the B1 Metro line at the S. Angese/Anniliana station.
  • It is one of rare beauty. There are perfectly preserved Roman mosaics. Remember that a table after a banquet and hunting scenes.
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  • Anonymous621的路线说明很准确,Vincent M的评论就这个教堂给我们提供了一个很好的向导——感谢你们二位!很值得来参观一次,坐地铁B号线能够很快到达,也很方便找,从罗马中部地铁站到这参观大约要花一小时,但是一定要记得看好时间,确保教堂会开
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