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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built around 425 it was first built as the private burial grounds for the Empress Galla Placidia who died and was buried in Rome and thus wasn't able to use it. The building is very small and has a latin cross plan with clear byzantine...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.....….of your visit to San Vitale, there is an ominous holding pen for visitors outside, as at peak times only a small number may enter and only for five minutes or so. However, it is so beautiful that a wait might be regarded as worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building was just amazing love the history. Too see the workmanship of the tiles it’s just amazing mosaic work is just incredible how they did it back then is just mind blowing. A little gem of a secret. A must visit to all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brenton-Jolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most Bizantine heritage places ever. It is more than beautiful, it is gorgeous. But to get more of it, one should read more before coming so that one could understand the system of mosaics better.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank IrinaVayserberg
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Galla Placidia is tiny, so if you can avoid a tour group, so m,much the better. Like San Vitale, it's hard to believe the mosaics are so ancient: the colours, quality of design and pure beauty are staggering. This was an intense experience for us.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

A visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia is part of a joint ticket for the neighboring basilica. A visit lasts only a few minutes but is quite breathtaking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Ravenna itself is charming but this is truly a gem! The mosaics are beyond belief and the state of preservation is unbelievable. Note that tickets must be purchased for this and the neighbouring church (San Vitale) and there are multiple other sights that also require...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This structure, like others from the period, is unadorned on the exterior. It is when one enters that one sees the majestic mosaics. Virtually every surface of this small interior was covered with colorful tesserae. The colors here are darker than the mosaics at other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed November 9, 2018

I saw a LOT of mosaics in Ravenna, and among the classic mosaics this tops the list for me. (If you have the time, check out the modern mosaics in the MAR for a nice change of pace.) As others have noted, this site is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leon M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We toured his Placidia with a tour guide. I believe that a tour guide may not be necessary if given a well written tour pamphlet. I am satisfied that this is one of the exhibits we visited. Allow about 30 min for this exhibit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tickets are for the entire collection of UNESCO sites in Ravenna (Museo Arcivescovile, Battistero Neoniano, Basilica Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica San Vitale, Mausoleo Galla Placidia) and it costs 9.50€ (regular ticket) or... More
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