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Basilica Julia

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Basilica Julia

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Via Sacra Roman Forum, Rome Italy
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Fori Imperiali-ColosseoRome Metro5 min
ColosseoRome Metro5 min
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nellielim wrote a review Dec 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,113 contributions1,500 helpful votes
The Basilica Julia is located in the Roman Forum and housed the courts of law, banking and government offices. It was a favourite meeting ground in ancient Rome with shops and bustling with people and noise. Today what remains are mainly foundations, floors, a few arches and a single column.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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SoCalOregonian wrote a review Aug 2018
Murrieta, California9,181 contributions1,090 helpful votes
Gaius Julius Caesar began this civic basilica in 54BC at the same time as the new forum of Caesar. It was home to the governmental offices, banks and courts of the day. It burned in 12 BC, rebuilt, and dedicated to Gaius and Lucius, but the old name persisted. It was rebuilt again, but due to looting little remains of the ancient building.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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daffystjob wrote a review Mar 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom838 contributions243 helpful votes
This was another huge ancient basilica lost to time, as the path takes you around the broken skeleton of the cathedral, it makes you realise the size it was. This was not a little church, this was a sizeable building which would have been impressive in it's time no doubt. To some people, ruins are ruins, and they prefer to see a building still standing, I love ruins, a building holding on to its foundations, just brilliant!!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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CodyMav wrote a review Dec 2017
Gold Coast, Australia17,663 contributions1,084 helpful votes
Once you are standing at this spot, you can make out most of the perimiter, otherwise there is little left of this Basilica for Caesar
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Dimitris L wrote a review Nov 2017
Sydney, Australia19,351 contributions59,957 helpful votes
Basilica Julia was a large, ornate building, built by Julius Caesar, in mid-1st century BC. However it suffered damage a few times and was rebuilt as a result by other emperors. It was a central Building housing important law courts, and other legal government offices, as well as providing banking facilities.Today only a few ruins survive and you will need your imagination to "see" its past glory. However it definitely is worth a visit and a good look.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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