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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  • the mausoleum of s. costanza is a church circular lovely and charming. Unfortunately standing on via nomentana, non-central district often don't know it. A great wedding venue. Highly recommended
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  • The mausoleum with the nearby catacombs of Sant'Agnese are a little off the beaten path than the usual tourist flows. But in the end it is to take the metro direction Jonio and get off at santannibaliano, 15/20 minutes from Termini. The place is very quiet and charming, the catacombs are small but really nice with curiosity. The mausoleum is a real treat, for both the architecture and the mosaics inside. Of the most beautiful I've seen only in Ravenna and in Monreale. Well, to me is worth a look, if only to catch your breath. ...
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  • Pagan and Christian mosaics and frescoes harmoniously side by side. The plant is an island of tranquillity, brilliant column Rotunda. Don't miss next door St. Agnese and visit the catacombs below. Metro station very near.
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  • There are remains of the great funerary basilica built by Constantine near the Church of St Agnes Outside the Wall. The only part that is well-preserved is the mausoleum of Costantina, Constantine's daugther, and this is now the church of Santa Costanza. It can be accessed by a short path from the garden of the aforementioned church. The circular building has beautifully preserved 4th century mosaics. Her porphyry sarcophagus has been moved to the Vatican Museums, and a copy is in place now. Very peaceful and contemplative space.
  • Beautiful roman/romanic church
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • It's recommended to visit, fascinating, specially for who loved arts, stories
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