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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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Address: Via San Vitale | Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
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Mausoleo de Galla Placidia is absolutely breathtaking and my personal favourite out of the mosaics in Ravenna. It's magical with the colourful sealing and the very realistic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Stockholm, Sweden
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mausoleo de Galla Placidia is absolutely breathtaking and my personal favourite out of the mosaics in Ravenna. It's magical with the colourful sealing and the very realistic portraits. If there is one place to visit in Ravenna this is it!

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Silicon Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you've gone to San Vitale, then you must stop in here. Be prepared to experience it quickly if the staff are enforcing the 5 minute visit rule, which thankfully during our slow off-season day they were not.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is another site on the tourist pass, and it is well worth seeing. It is small, but not crowded, and the information is clearly presented. The age of the tombs is particularly impressive.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next to the Basilica San Vitale and the Museum, its a bit like a Tardis as the outside gives no real clue of the treasures inside. Stunning mosaics that reflect her place in history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mausoleum is just behind San Vitale, so both of these sites on the Ravenna City Pass can be easily accessed together. The mausoleum is small, so the number of guests at a time are limited and you can stay for only 5 minutes (longer if they're not busy). Here you are visually closer to the mosaics, in a marvelous... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia has been described by UNESCO experts as “ the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect. “. Rich byzantine mosaics cover the walls of the vault, the lunettes and the cupola, the iconographic themes representing the victory of eternal life over death. The... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good things do come in small packages. Such a little jewel box filled with color, symbolism and history. Not to be missed in Ravenna.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The wonderful experience of being surrounded by so much colour, so many details in this 1500-year old monument is unforgettable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Learn about the history of these buildings, their remarkable interiors and their impact on the grounds where they stand.

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Scotch Plains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The colors re magnificent and are amazing work considering their age. They are well preserved and well worth a visit.

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