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Mausoleo di Santa Costanza, Rome

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Religious Site Landmark
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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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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  • Well it's nice there. Impressive sarcophagus. That said it would be nice if the place have had written information in English. If it was there we didn't find it.  more »
  • This amazing, historic and truly beautiful place belongs in all books of architecture, history and art. Just come in and sit for 15 or 20 minutes and the serenity sweeps through your body as you marve...  more »
  • both mausoleo and church are graphical and beautiful and very old. I am glad I didn't miss this rare place in my visit to Rome. catacombs visit option too  more »
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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!
  • Very nice mausoleum in the center of Rome
  • 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
  • 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.
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