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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Ravenna, Italy
0544-219-938
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Ranked #2 of 44 attractions in Ravenna
Traveler Description: Galla Placidia (386-452), sister of Honorius, the Roman emperor who in 402 moved the capital of the Western Empire from Milan to Ravenna built around... more »
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Punta Marina Terme, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

From outside you would never expect to see what you'll see inside. With alabaster windows and mosaics covering the majority of the walls this little tomb is really nice. It is allowed to take photos but not with flash.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The mausoleum is positively tiny. Standing inside, you're completely surrounded by shimmering mosaics. The geometric patterns of blue and gold on the ceiling are just dazzling. We purchased the 5-site ticket and spent an entire Saturday wandering from one jaw-dropping scene to the next.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

It is incredible how a small building and its mosaics give the visitor an unique experience. I guess that words are redundant, just consider the date it was built and what was happening at that time. Another great monument that marks the passage from an era to another one.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Part of our visit to the Basilica. Small, dark but beautiful. Timed ticket entry, and you only get about 10minutes inside before you have to clear out for the next group. We went very early before the crowds.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It is in the same square of the Basilica di San Vitale. The ticket allow access to the two places. It worths the visit.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Next to the San Vitale. It does not take as long to enjoy but it is very bit as nice. If you pull the drapes at the door the colors are even brighter and better for photos. It is hard to keep them closed with so many people coming and going. It give it a try.

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Clearwater, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was not sure what to expect when our tour guide lead us to this small place. We had already been to several magnificent buildings with mosaics. The entry was covered by a dark cloth-type cover to keep it dark indoors. Oh, how the mosaics sparkled inside. We were glad we had our guide with us to explain the sparkling... More

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Umea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

You'll probably stay less than 15 minutes in the Mausoleum, but it will be a fabulous visit. The mosaics are stunning and the cut out marble windows really shine in the right light (so it's best on a sunny day). It's part of the combo Ravenna mosaic churches ticket and right behind San Vitale, So don't miss it.

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charlotte, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Be sure and spend time in Ravenna seeing as many of the mosaic attractions as possible. You walk to these from the centro stop of the bus in the old city section. Get a multi-site ticket from the tourism office nearby and go see as many as you can during your day in Ravenna. Don't forget to see the Stone... More

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

No need to repeat all the positive things said by reviewers before. All I can say is that I could stay there for hours, being this a rather small place, and never get bored

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