Konstantin-Basilika

Konstantin-Basilika, Trier

Konstantin-Basilika
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the Great.
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dese2
Auburn, NY2,132 contributions
Sep 2021
We were here on a tour. Our guide gave us some of the details of the building and its architecture. This was built by Constantine the great at the time he occupied Trier. The very old building has housed many functions and been in existence since antiquity.
It is now a UNESCO site and the largest Roman one room in existence today.
Written November 16, 2021
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Kristen T
Stuttgart, Germany695 contributions
Jun 2021
After visiting the Dom with it's elaborate interior, this place was a bit of a let down. It definitely shows the difference between the Catholic and Protestant mentality when it comes to their churches. The place is HUGE, but a bit spartan inside.
Written June 14, 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,714 contributions
Oct 2020
Built in AD 310, the Constantine Basilica was commissioned by Constantine the Great as part of a palace complex. The Trier Augusta Treverorum, as it was called in the time, was the capital of Rome's Western Empire and the home of Constantine the Great. The Emperor Constantine ruled the Roman Emperor during the Period between (AD 306-337). The basilica as undergone expansion, rebuilding after the bombings in 1944 and refurbishing up until the present. It was in the 19th century under Frederick William IV that the Basilica of Constantine was restored to it's original Roman State.

It is free to enter the basilica which has a total length of 67 meters, 26 meters wide and 33 meters tall. The interior is plain brick as the restoration after the 1944 bombings did replace the interior wall embellishments. Despite this fact it is still intellectual satisfying to witness a Roman Basilica circa (AD 310) and that is why it has become a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Written April 11, 2021
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,771 contributions
Sep 2020
This church is massive to impress, but has only few decorations. It has served a number of purposes in the past, among which Imperial court. There were no upper floors in there, although it would seem like it. It had central heating (a novelty), traces of which can still be seen.
Written September 13, 2020
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Jul 2020
Another Roman building that has withstood the time exceedingly well, is the palace that emperor Constantin build during the decade that Trier was his chosen capital. The outside shows the greatness and size of the building. Inside, all the decoration is gone, but as it is now a protestant church, there is very little other decoration, and one can easily appreciate the greatness of this building. For me one of the highlights in Trier.
Written August 2, 2020
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Christine_sing
Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge, Germany403 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This church is barren and just gives you an idea how it might have been without fat angels, gilded paintings and the general drama of the 17s century.
You just take in the architecture over 1000 years old and start to think.
Written July 22, 2020
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Stanley S
Plymouth, NH431 contributions
Feb 2020
Very impressive and stately, and a definite grace to the city. I love walking in Trier and coming by this place.
Written April 28, 2020
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DIMITRIOS P
Central Greece, Greece38 contributions
Jan 2020
Very interesting place, worths a visit for sure! It tells the story of Constantine the Great, later Saint Constantine, who was crowned Romans Emperor in this place and later on, he transferred the Roman Capital from Rome to Contsantinople (Byzantium). I was worried that opening hours are limited, and I suppose that many people may be dissappointed by the fact.
Written February 3, 2020
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,710 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
A dramatic building now used as a church. It was the throne room of the Emperor Constantine

Dramatic and impressive at the same time

Worth seeing
Written January 10, 2020
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mlbpafan
Loveland, CO1,624 contributions
Sep 2019
This Basilica has an amazing history. The building here looks very boring and un-original, but it still has it's own charm. There was scaffolding on the walls outside, but the inside still paints a good picture. The wood ceiling is amazing and the brick construction is very cool. There are placards with a description of the times here. There is a modern organ here, but it's pretty plain like the church building itself.
Written December 28, 2019
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