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Arco di Costantino

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Address: Via di San Gregorio, 00184 Rome, Italy

Built in 315AD and noted by its triple arches, this structure commemorates...

Built in 315AD and noted by its triple arches, this structure commemorates Constantine's victory over Maxentuis.

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The best example of a victory arch in a city that is full of them. Well worth spending time studying the engravings as they are very detailed and informative.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We passed this arch as we headed to the Palatine Hill entrance after we left the Colosseum. Nice place to take a photo with Colosseum in the background.

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We saw the Arch of Constantine on our visit to the Colosseum. At 21 meters high and 25.9 meters wide visitors will not miss it standing between the Colosseum and The Roman Forum. We went up to the perimeter fence around the Arch, but could not see any information boards or alike to teach us about what we were looking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best example of a victory arch in a city that is full of them. Well worth spending time studying the engravings as they are very detailed and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this amazing arch in amazing condition as we entered the Colosseum, but didn't know it had it's own history. We approached it and we saw a menorah engraved in it, my mom said "What's a menorah doing in Rome?"... so we walked around it and they had the whole history written out for people like me who was... More 

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They really put up significant victory arches to celebrate their emperors. It is amazingly still standing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this while doing a sight seeing tour of Rome. It's very impressive and worth a look but you can't really say much more about an arch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

There isn't much to say about this really. It's a stunning structure well worth a look in while you're viewing the Colosseum. The elevated balconies of the Colosseum give you a great chance to see it a bit better. This monument marked Constantine's entrance to the city of Rome, so check it out when you can :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Arch celebrating the Emperor Constantine's victory over rival and consolidation of power. Right next ti Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Constantine was the first empwror to convert to Christianity, hence a monumental historical figure that influenced the course of human history. Can't miss it when you go to see Colosseum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The beautifully, well-preserved Arch of Constantine is well situated between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Our best view of the arch actually occurred while we were touring the nearby Roman Colosseum. We were able to take unobstructed pictures without throngs of other tourists in them! Like the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the Arco di Constantino is said to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The main reasons are historical and religious, first it is to commemorate Constantine's unopposed entry into Rome after the defeat of Maxentius at the Milvian bridge, but secondly as a monument to all the Christians who died less than 200 meters away in the Colosseum over the 3 centuries they were persecuted. Yes, it was Constantine, (with the help of... More 

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