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Address: Konstantinplatz 11, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651 42570
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Description: This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the...
This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the Great.
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Beautiful and serene. Well worth a visit to sit, relax and slow down. Read about the history beforehand so you understand the church.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Basilica was the key meeting room for the Roman emperor. Its size is incredible. Well restored (only parts of the wall are original). The current church inside is for itself not worth visiting, only to see the inside of the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and serene. Well worth a visit to sit, relax and slow down. Read about the history beforehand so you understand the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

According to the tour guide, this building was built in the 4th century as the emperor's Constantine throne and it's believed that 1.8 million bricks were used. Only the east and north walls are original, and the outside walls that look bare bricks, used to be plastered with beautiful painting when originally built. One can still see some of the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Rather than a visitor I was attending as a guest for a family Christening so had the experience of being in the Basilica for a service. However, Being a guest I didn't have anytime to really explore so the review will probably not include a lot of incidentals a normal visitor might notice. I should also mention my visit happened... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A lovely, spartan, huge structure, originally a throne room but now a Lutheran church. There is a model inside that shows how the Porta Nigra would easily fit inside this Basilica. Constantine built this structure as he alsodid the enormous Dom. He obviously though bigger was better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It is called a basilica locally, but it started as a throne room. The last emperor to inhabit this space move out in 395. By the 12th century the archbishops had taken it over, and were using it as a courtyard and a five story palace. The building became a Lutheran church in 1856 and it is still the leading... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I loved the simplicity of this space, which fit in so well with the outside of the structure. The organ is beautiful as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Basilica of Constantine or Aula Palatina, in Trier, Germany is a Roman palace basilica that was built by the emperor Constantine at the beginning of the 4th century. The basilica contains the largest extant hall from antiquity and is ranked a World Heritage Site which was very impressive! Today it is used as the Church of the Redeemer and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This cathedral dates back to the fourth century--to the Emperor Constantine. The hall is the largest surviving single-room structure from Roman times. No place north of the Alps can you find such a concentration of traces of Roman settlements. At one time, Trier was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. This structure was built to impress and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Emperor Constantine's magnificent throne and reception room makes a wonderful church. There is much more to this building than meets the eye and a Google guide is helpful. The facility is huge and has been restored to resemble its former glory albeit only a shadow of what it really looked like. In my opinion the best Trier attraction!

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Address: Konstantinplatz 11, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651 42570
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Trier

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