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The Rotunda of St. George (Ayios Yioryos)

Address: Vasou 1, Thessaloniki 54635, Greece
Phone Number: 2310218720
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Ranked #35 of 101 things to do in Thessaloniki
Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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Doenrade, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rotunda is currently undoing restoration. We could enter and view most of the building. The artwork on the ceiling is beautiful.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A surprising building of the 3 century a.d. summarizing the history of Thessaloniki through the centuries.Builded at the beginning as Mausoleum for the governor of Thessaloniki Galerius,later converted into a Christian church and later a mosque.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Leaving aside the religous part, the church is an imposing building. A great architectural acievement.

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American in Arabia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I was also unable to enter, but enjoyed walking around the rotunda and reading how Galerius' mausoleum was turned into a church after his death and then a mosque by the Ottomans. I also enjoyed the variety of street art on display in the vicinity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

There wasn't a lot to see, we spent maybe thirty minutes there. The tiling was beautiful, though much of it was destroyed. There was a lot of scaffolding apparent because of rennovations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I really liked the rotunda! It´s kind of derelict, but I liked the atmosphere and the great history of it. It has been everything from a temple over a mosque to a church and finally now some kind of museum - or church again? Of course it doesn´t have the atmosphere of the Pantheon or Hagia Sophia but it has... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Even though there are major repair works going on inside its still worth having a look at. It is easy to find and wont take much time to inspect

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Patras, Greece
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34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Unlike previous reviewers, we were able to get inside. It is undergoing extensive restoration with scaffolding all around the inside, and no information on hand to explain the historical uses of the building. It was for some time used as a mosque, as evidenced by the minaret, arabic inscription over the porch, and some roof mosaics.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Unfortunatelly it was closed during the day and without any information about visiting hours. It is so big shame becouse this place is one of the most famous place in Thessaloniki ale tourists cannot get inside :( But from outside is nice

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Probably it's worth getting inside - well, it's been declared World Heritage site along with other monuments of Thessaloniki. But once again the information outside the fence is useless for a visitor - I want to know the visiting hours! It's easy guys! At the time we got there it was closed and we didn't find any information when it's... More 

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