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Arco di Costantino

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #104 of 739 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Built in 315AD and noted by its triple arches, this structure commemorates Constantine's victory over Maxentuis.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We came to Rome in February and scaffolding was around the Arch being restored, it was so nice to see this Arch now, very impressive, and detailed mouldings. We visited the Arch at night, it looked very beautiful so close to the colosseum.

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful example of beautiful architecture and reuse of ancient reliefs. It's also much bigger than the Arch of Titus further up the hill.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When going to and returning from campaigns Roman soldiers would walk through this arch. It has so much history and is very well preserved. It is extremely close to the colosseum. Its very beautiful.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

a great big arch located in the middle of ancient rome's site which take the attenrion of any visitor.it is very huge and old,and so another amazing thing made by romans in ancient times and again the familar question of HOW they did it without today's instruments. it is that much big that if u stay close to it and... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Located on the flat open area between the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine could be easily overlooked especially because of the aggressive vendors and guides trying to "sell" you. But pay attention to this arch erected to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge in 315AD. The quality of the bas reliefs is excellent.

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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Arch is located in the site of the Roman ruins (Foro and Colisseum). The visit to the ruins will take you there as well.

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Obviously over shadowed by the Colosseum which is right next door. However, if you stop for a few minutes and take a closer look there are really some fascinating carvings on this arch. It's quite interesting that just as most of the forum building have been disassembled into stone and carted away to makeup other buildings in Rome, so to... More

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You won't miss it if you're visiting Colosseum, as the Arc is just next to it. And the plus is that you don't have to stand in line or pay to see it. :-) Being built in A.D. 312 by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, it's one of the oldest structures... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Make sure you get some books or watch some documentaries on it before hand. It is a lot fascinating once you actually know what you're looking at. Totally worth the visit for any history buff!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just after finishing the colliseum's photograps dont put the camera away as you get your chance to click a selfie in the arch. Is not a very remarkable architecture but it is a plus to the experience.

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