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Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
Description: Built in 315AD and noted by its triple arches, this structure commemorates...
Built in 315AD and noted by its triple arches, this structure commemorates Constantine's victory over Maxentuis.
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It amazes me that something built some 2500 years ago still stands with its' relief stone work intact. The figure details are stunning. I stood and looked at it for some 15... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It amazes me that something built some 2500 years ago still stands with its' relief stone work intact. The figure details are stunning. I stood and looked at it for some 15 minutes to get all the details in. Well worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Seeing this as you pass the Colosseum in amazing as you can get very close and see every last detail on the arch. Great to see that it has barely been touched by history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Located between the Colisseo and the Palatino, the arch was erected to commemorate Constantine Victory over Maxentius. The sculptures are praising the emperor, both in battle and in his civilian duties. It is a best to have read about it prior to seeing it. The arch is 21 m high, 26 m wide and 7 m deep. It has three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Created to celebrate a victory of Constantine in battle the Arch is anything but hostile in creation and perception. The 4 instead of a 5 is due to the lack of access to the actual vision of it from underneath. I tried to capture the intricate relief on almost every area of the arch. The craftsmanship, actually artistry of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Just outside the Colosseum stands this triumphal arch. It is an impressive sight with the Colosseum in the background. The best view is above from inside the Colosseum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Arch of Constantine is located just outside the mighty Colosseo in an area that is free to visit and explore. Standing at 21 meters high and 26 metres in length, this triumphal arch was built in 315 AD in celebration of Constantine's victory over Maxentius. Located in between Colosseo and Palatine Hill, the arch is unfortunately gated off to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It was fenced off to the public, but look at the architecture under arches and on it. There is a Roman road next to it that you can walk as you make your way towards the Roman ruins. This Arch is magnificent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There is a small terrace on the Colosseum from which you can take a nice picture of you with the Arc on the background. It is a really nice monument although it could use some cleaning. A pic is a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

As others have said, the Arch of Constantine is a gorgeous example of Roman triumphal architecture right next to the Colosseum. When we were there in September 2014, there was no fence around the arch so you could get great photos. This is a great stop between the Colosseum and the Forum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

When I visited Rome, the Arch of Constantine was under restoration; however, it didn't stop us from taking photos of it. It was erected in 315 AD by the Roman senate to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge. It's one of a few triumphal arches left in the city. It has 3 archways and is... More 

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