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“Amazing mosaics” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Via San Vitale | Via San Vitale, 48121 Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Ravenna
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“Amazing mosaics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The mosaics are quite phenominal...a complete mind-boggling art. The details, colours, sheer size of the mosaic were not to be missed!

Visited January 2013
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“Extraordinary mosaics...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is an exceptional example of Ravenna's history in the mosaic arts. A small, but breathtaking room covered with the most intricate and beautiful mosaics you are likely to ever see. You can see this and the 2-3 other great mosaics in Ravenna in a couple of hours. If you're not planning on staying over in Ravenna, make sure you stop here while you're on your way to Bologna or Venice or wherever.

Visited December 2012
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“Small and perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Don't miss this spectacular small building, not remarkable from the outside but astounding mosiacs inside with small alabaster windows.

Visited November 2012
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Varese, Italy
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“shockingly beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Have seldom seen such an intense concentration of sheer breathtaking perfection. 1 ticket (9euros) and you get to visit main core of Ravenna's stunning mosaics.

Visited October 2012
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Boerne, Texas
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“Very old tombs and awesome mosaics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The windows are alabaster, which lets in muted light, but enough to see the wonderful mosaics on the ceiling, walls, etc. Definitely worth the time.

Visited October 2012
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