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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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Address: Via San Vitale | Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
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$356*
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Private Day Tour of Ravenna and Ferrara
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Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant
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Half-day Walking Tour in Ravenna

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truly incredible how beautiful the Byzantine mosaics are, and these are some of the best. So well preserved and closer to look at. Stunning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

truly incredible how beautiful the Byzantine mosaics are, and these are some of the best. So well preserved and closer to look at. Stunning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ravenna is 'all about the mosaics', and rightly so. Adjacent San Vitale probably has the most 'spectacular' mosaics along with grand architecture, but the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia is the most engaging. It's small size, relative darkness and the closeness to the mosaics make it all the more enthralling. A peacefully place that must not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the five UNESCO sites, this mosaic was the most brilliant and captivating. It is very close to San Vitale, so it is very easy to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating but small. You only get limited time inside so make the most of it, read up ahead of time so you can appreciate both the imagery and the mosaic techniques.

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Thank ChrisofBlackheath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best - trust someone born in Ravenna! Best mosaic in the world, built when Ravenna was the capital of the Byzantine empire

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This chunky-looking brick building behind San Vitale is so cramped inside, but I felt that I was overdosing on beautiful and sparkling Byzantine images. Because the mausoleum is postage-stamp size, a guard outside monitors the number of people that can go in at a given time---good for her! Even so, when I went in, there wasn't much standing room. Mosaics... More 

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Thank Kirk M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to visit in Ravenna. Amazing mosaics. Noting to compare with. UNESCO! Don`t miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right next to the best mosaics anywhere in the world. Don't overlook it.Make sure to take the time to sit and take in the beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next to San Vitals, according to the tradition, the cross-shaped building was built as a mausoleum for Galla Placidia, the daughter of Roman Emperor Theodosius; its mosaics are beautiful, and extremely well preserved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 10euro per person which allow entrance to 5 venues however we only went to 2 as we arrived pretty late. Last entrance time was between 4:30-4:45pm. This is worth the visit just to see the mosaics.. Simply beautiful. It's dark inside though so you might need a good camera to capture good photos.

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