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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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The Largest Intact Roman Structure Outside Rome

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Milton, Georgia

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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Milton, Georgia
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Itzehoe
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51 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Abingdon, Maryland
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190 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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399 reviews 399 reviews
115 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited with our tour group and a good local guide. She explained the history of the building to the present. Explained how the Romans heated the building. How more than half has been rebuilts since WWII bombing.

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San Diego, CA
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

awesome and inspiring, a beautiful and austere structure that took my breath away. a fine place to meditate on the history of this endlessly fascinating city. it is a functional place of worship and no photos are allowed, which made it all the more impressive and enjoyable for me. one of the best experiences in Trier.

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Santa Rosa, California
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53 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is definitely a must to see if you're in the city of Trier. I would not go out of my way just to see this however. It is impressive because of its age and size. It's impressive because of the Roman history. The building itself I cannot say is all that spectacular. Perhaps one it was the emperors throne... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This Church used to be Emperor Constantine's Throne Hall and built around 310 AD. It has a length of 67 meters and it was part of Constantine's Palace havig other parts of it in the sides, but as time went by only this building remained. It is also known as the Aula Palatina, it was also living quarters bor the... More 

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

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