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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Ravenna, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 48 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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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

When entering this mausoleum, you would want to write in your will to be interned there. The roof sparkles with amazing mosaic art work covering the whole roof. it was absolutely beautiful to experience, a must see when visiting Ravenna

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Fredericton, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The look of this mausoleum is deceiving and contributes to the sensation of surprised wonder when you enter the building. The interior of the mausoleum is entirely covered with blue mosaics. Do not miss it!

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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The small mausoleum looks so plain on the outside but is just amazing inside. The story shown on the walls and ceiling done in mosaics is just breathtaking.

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was focus on St. Vital but have to say this mausoleo were even more impressive with its melancholic blue atmosphere. Small windows filled with alabaster making unique feeling of focus and self-reflection. St.Vital is huge and overwhelming and mausoleo is something completely opposite.

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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Just across the courtyard from the basilica di San Vitale is this tiny, humble looking mausoleum, with the oldest and to many, the most precious mosaics in Ravenna. Ninety five percent of the mosaics here are documented as originals, dating from the late Roman period, when Ravenna was capital of the Roman Empire. If you enjoy mosaics, then this is... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

One of most beautiful place in the world. Just avoid groups... even if they can stay for only 5 minutes, wait them off!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The outside is a small brick building in a shape of the cross but the moment you enter you will see the most fantastic mosaics which are so bright and vivid in colours as though they were recently done and not in the 5th century. The cupola contains the most expressive part of the decoration. Set in the intense blue... More

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Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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174 reviews 174 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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