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Address: Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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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Throne room to Lutheran Basilica

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

You might be excused to believe this is just another building, but it actually is a 1700 years old Roman throne room, the core of the "palatium" or the palace of the emperors in Treviri. From here Constantine ruled for some time these lands. It is a sight not to be missed. Pity inside there is no explanation of its... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Effectively it's a huge empty rectangular building. Apart from sheer size nothing special to look at from decorations or architecture perspective.

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Salalah, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When we were inside they were having construction going on, so there was nothing much to see, although the view from the inside is quite impresssive

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Unfortunately we could not enter due to building activities, but just standing outside in front this massive building is impressive. A giant built in roman times. How did they do it?

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Wow. also known as Konstantin Basilika. I don't know where the reviewer got the information about the total destruction... I don't find any evidence of that anywhere. The roof is replica and the plaster has been stripped away as well as some towers that were added to supplement the vanity of a medieval archbishop, but the walls are original -... More 

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