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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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Ravenna : 3 times Empire's capital

During the tour of San Vitale you can see also this Mausoleo.An incredible and magnificent exemplar of art!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Province of Ravenna, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

During the tour of San Vitale you can see also this Mausoleo.An incredible and magnificent exemplar of art!

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Even though we had a personal guide we still had to wait but it was worth it. The mosaics were thrilling and the story of its construction and use were useful to understanding and appreciating the preservation of this beautiful mausoleum. This is the closest we got to actual mosaics in Ravenna. They were beautiful and understanding how they were... More 

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Clinton, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wonderful Mosaics to see and experience was moving. Highly recommend a visit if you ever make it to Ravenna Italy

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In the middle of the country
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Just let it come to you .... See, look and try to understand.... the time difference and the techniques, then and there ..... Artistic beauty

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

as many have said it is so amazing to see these wonderful mosaics in person! you are only allowed 5 minutes in the tomb with about maybe 20 total people, and the light is dim as the windows are a opaque yellow agate-no flash photo allowed-but still is worth the visit.buy a book with high quality professional photos, but be... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

A must see along with Basilica San Vitale. Stunning mosaics in a small chamber- worth seeing. Note: you are only allowed 5 minutes to view.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Galla was quite a lady.. this is an understated but very beautiful chapel with close--at-hand mosaics. go early or late to avoid crowds and see it in the half-light.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Mausoleo is one of five buildings - all within walking distance of each other - that can be visited on a combined ticket. Entry numbers are limited, so be prepared to queue but, when we visited in April, we waited for no more than five minutes. The visit is accompanied by a commentary in Italian with no translation, so... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just behind the San Vitale Church is this mausoleum. It is small and only set numbers of people are allowed in for five minutes at a time, but worth a visit as the mosaics are stunning. Buy the combined ticket.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Compound tickets sold for this and the Basilica as well as I think 5 other buildings...gives you 7 days to see all so you need t rush

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