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The Rotunda of St. George (Ayios Yioryos)

Vasou 1, Thessaloniki 54635, Greece
031/213-627
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Ranked #28 of 73 Attractions in Thessaloniki
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I think the monument was going through some restoration work. There was nothing unique ,A big and ancient hall with very high ceiling. There was darkness inside and I suppose it will be good-if visitors are allowed after restoration. No entrance fee though.

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Adana, Turkey
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84 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was bored with the Rotundra of St. Georgia, even more so that there is no information kiosk about it's history. But it is a free site to see from the outside. The whole Rotundra complex is surrounded with either fences or a large brick wall. We were there in the evening, but from what I could tell they do... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very old church, built in 306 AD on the orders of Galerius. No, you'll not find any info there(just like many other monuments in Greece), just use the internet if you want to know anything about this monument. The interior is currently being renovated, but still worth a visit.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A symbol of all the city's changes through time. It is not just a church but a cultural and historical monument

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Bermuda
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21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The interior is currently being renovated. The exterior is worth a visit for history buffs. Ideally, it should be viewed as part of the larger Galerius Palace Complex as it places the Rotunda in context.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's a Temple for all religions and not just a church for the Christian. If you want to pray and meditate it's the right place, Non matter what your beliefs are.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Rotuna is an amazing building. It used to be a Roman temple followed by being a church and then a mosque. You can see the Arabic script above the door way and the minaret outside as well as the muslim wash baths outside. Also above the Arabic script is the city's patron saint, St. Demetrius. On the inside the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Rotunda is a roman mausoleum dedicated to the roman emperor Galerius, turned into a church dedicated to St.George, turned into a mosque dedicated by Hortadji Efendi and turned into an archeological site after 1978. Bonus are the remains of jewish tombstones which were stored here after the Municipality destroyed the jewish cemetery in collaboration with the German occupiers in 1943/1953:... More

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Mougins
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48 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

nice and cool inside after the heat outside ! Very interesting old mosaics ,must have been magnificent in their day,restoration going on now.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Rotunda of Galerius is the northeast of the Arch of Galerius It is also known as the Greek Orthodox Church of Agios Georgios, and is informally called the Church of the Rotunda (or simply The Rotunda). Very beautiful historic building and everyone must visit here.

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