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Address: Via San Vitale | Via San Vitale, 48121 Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
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Close up ancient mosaic gem

Brilliant mosaic colours up close. The 5 minute visit to minimise humidity effects was not controlled on our uncrowded early spring visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Brilliant mosaic colours up close. The 5 minute visit to minimise humidity effects was not controlled on our uncrowded early spring visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The smallest and the most impressive of Ravenna mosaics. Try to visit outside the tourist season and tourist hours - five minute limit of stay is not enough to take it in.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A tiny jewel decorated with amazingly ancient mosaics, something unique to be found only in Ravenna. There is a combo ticket including other sites, all worth seeing and within walking distance from each other ... It's even very pleasant to stroll around in a place and meet locals who are very friendly and not burnt out because they see too... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Another awe inspiring and beautiful building and mosaics in Ravenna. Another place that must be visited!

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Done miss this small jewel. Even if you just look at the alabaster windows, it would be worth visiting. It is right behind the Basilica and part of the same property.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This building is in the same complex as the Basilica di San Vitale and Museo Nazionale and houses more muted mosaics than those in the basilica. The mosaics in Galla Placidia are the oldest in Ravenna. The Galla Placidia was constructed for Galla Placidia who was the half-sister of Emperor Honorius who intiated construction of many of Ravenna's grandest buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

very nice setting, need to know the story behind it in order to appreciate it in full, very fast visit (time-limited stay in it), logical continuation of the visit to San Vitale, also here splendid mosaics, if you travel in this area Ravenna is a logical stop and the combination San Vitale / Mausoleo di Galla Placidia becomes a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This mausoleo is a small, intimate place where you feel that you are just next to truly amazing mosaics which seem contemporary -- but then you realize that these are more than 1400 years old! Amazing artistry. Remarkable and evocative images. Gorgeous symbolism if you wish to contemplate symbols and allegories, but simply wonderful beauty if you don't want to... More 

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Liguria, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Mausoleo is small and a little claustrophobic, but the mosaics are so incredible that one must stay inside and really enjoy them. Galla Placidia was some lady and it is worth reading about her in the guide books

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This mausoleum is a pure pleasure for the eyes. The mosaics covering the walls and ceilings are real masterpieces, very colourful and fresh as if they were made recently. If you have the chance to visit the place alone, take a moment to reflect upon the creativity and the genius of mankind of which this place is a great example.

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