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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 ambulatory is the place to see: 360aC mosaics are beautiful and one of the best kept in absolute terms. On the whole they are by far more impressive than those of the Museum of Bardo in Tunis; We have the admired only during long even no guards... surprising! ... disturbing
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  • The mosaics are first. Have a stroke so fine, a definition so delicate that say that have painted up the tile. It is surprising that these Romans could be doing in the 4th century and more when compare them with mosaics of Byzantine inspiration, later, some churches in Rome. The mausoleum of Constantine is not among the most common attractions, it is a haven of peace, there is no rush, there is no noise no hordes...
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  • After studying the characteristics of this mausoleum on a text by art history, I wanted to meet him and see him, finding myself in Rome: is part of the monumental complex of s. Agnese fuori le Mura, really noteworthy, even and especially in terms of architectural and artistic. Note in the mausoleum: the mosaics on the ceiling of the Ambo, the circular, the sarcophagus (but is a copy) of the daughter of the Emperor Constantine, Constance, improperly defined santa, natural light that penetrates from the dome. Upon entering, just left there is a vending machine where insert some coin to illuminate the mausoleum.
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • My wife and I have here the sacrament of marriage contract ... unforgettable. Beautiful from the altar by Spouses to see in everyone's face. Magical place ...
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  • Located next to the Church of Sant'Agnese fuori le mura, the Mausoleo di Santa costanza is a beautiful place and very impressive. A must see!
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