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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Ravenna, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 45 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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Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is a beautifully decorated tomb. The tomb is rich in early christian symbols. Like the Chi Rho which signifies Christ. No dislikes

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Rijeka, Croatia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
58 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

No words just silence and your mind is in peace. Not a lot of people was there when we came and the location is fabolous. Just great. As said before there are not a lot of locations and work of men like this round the world. When buying tickets buy for 5 attractions at once and do take time to... More

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Belford, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After the neighbouring Basilica of San Vitale you think you've seen it all. Then here are what I assume are even older magical stunning mosaics. As it is quite small, it has a unity about it which is not possible at the large basilicas in Ravenna so it is well worth running the risk of mosaic burn-out by visiting this... More

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163 reviews 163 reviews
89 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Really impressive mosaic decoration covers the inside of this little gem. As virtually everyone here says, great attraction, don't miss it.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is part of the tour you can get one ticket for, and its on the grounds of the Basilic di San Vitale. Beautiful little chapel. Don't miss anything on that multiple entry list.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

For me Ravenna has started to become synonymous with brilliant mosaic arts. Some of the best places in Ravenna is a great testament to this including this one. What is ironical about the whole place is that the exteriors are pretty Spartan, and kind of not that attractive but once you step inside you will be completely blown by the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A stunning little gem of a mausoleum! It’s like entering a jewelry box. Glittering gold and blue mosaics cover the inside of this small building. A must see on any visit to Ravenna!!

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Punta Marina Terme, Italy
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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118 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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