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Basilica of Maxentius

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

This building was the largest ever built on the Roman Forum, and was known as Basilica Nova. It was used for a court-house, and for gathering of large number of Romans. It housed the giant statue of Constantine, now standing in the Capitoline Museum. Instead...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

At one time this might had been the biggest building in the Roman Forum, only part of it now remains. The Basilica of Maxentius was built in the 312 AD by Constantine I after the victory of Maxentius.

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This is why earthquakes can be buggars, this huge basilica was eventually destroyed by an earthquake and now this is all that is left, massive boulders still scattered around. When I visited, in February, this area of the Forum was empty, what a nice relief....More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

From Palentine Hill, the grand arches of this Basilica beckon, and oddly, it was probably the least crowded area in the roman forum. Some great ruins surround, make sure you take this in when visiting the forum

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

The Basilica of Maxentius is a huge 4th century temple, but today, of course, only bits of it remain, in the Roman Forum. Construction was begun by emperor Maxentius but after he was defeated in battle by Constantine, the latter completed it. It's worth a...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine (circa early 3rd Century AD) is the largest standing structure in the Roman Forum. The largest remaining section of the Basilica is 3 side vaults that formed the northern aisle inside the Basilica and remnants of the eastern wall....More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

I really regret that this is not open to the public, except to view it from afar. For my taste, the best view is from the edge of the Palatine Hill. From there you can start to get a sense howw very big a basilica...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

Very impressive structure that would be great to seen rebuilt...unique structure and height, breathtaking!

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine was an enormous building -- what remains today is less than a third of the size, and a tiny fraction of the grandeur. Started by Maxentius, he was defeated by his rival, Constantine the Great, who completed the building...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2016

It always takes an open mind to mentally visualise old rome but with the help of the local tourist guide books it does help.

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