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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Ravenna, Italy
0544-219-938
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Ranked #2 of 44 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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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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Terni
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
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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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57 helpful votes 57 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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132 helpful votes 132 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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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Part of our visit to the Basilica. Small, dark but beautiful. Timed ticket entry, and you only get about 10minutes inside before you have to clear out for the next group. We went very early before the crowds.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It is in the same square of the Basilica di San Vitale. The ticket allow access to the two places. It worths the visit.

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Philadelphia, PA
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Next to the San Vitale. It does not take as long to enjoy but it is very bit as nice. If you pull the drapes at the door the colors are even brighter and better for photos. It is hard to keep them closed with so many people coming and going. It give it a try.

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