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caspardel
Faversham, UK139 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
An amazing church/building with interesting mosaics in the roof. The building warrants a visit but the information on the building is a little limited and may not warrant the 6 euro fee. This is relevant in both Greek and English.

A cool retreat from the sun on a hot day. The dome provides amazing acoustics. I feel a visit for live music would bring this very old building to life.
Written August 5, 2020
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HardbutFair187438
Almeria, Spain45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Not knocking the historical and cultural/archetural siginficance of this site but we felt that on our unesco tour of the 15 listed places in this marvellous city this one was a little bit of a dissapointment considering it was 6 euros to enter and most of the other marvellous churches was free to enter. Apart from the mosaics which are outstanding the whole place felt really empty. Needs to be free, yes stand and marvel and move on. Other gems await this one sadly feels average. Sorry.
Written May 5, 2022
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Paul DuBois
London, UK1,019 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Ancient site of worship but in a similar style of the Pantheon in Rome. This building has been many different sites of worship of the centuries. The minaret harks back to the time when it was a Muslim mosque. Best to buy a combined ticket to see the White Tower, Museum of the Byzantine Empire and the Archaeological Museum.
Written October 15, 2022
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smvNYC
New York City, NY359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The Rotonda started as Roman temple, then became a church, then a mosque, then a church again and is now a museum. Its round shape and size draws comparison with Rome's Patheon. I found it even better, as the ceiling still has some stunning mosaics.
Written July 31, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
The most beautiful remnant of one the city's most glorious periods. Great mosaics on the roof. Initially built as a pagan mausoleum, it was converted to a Christian temple few decades after. If I recall correctly, that is. It also served as an Islamic mosque under the Ottomans. Its minaret is the only standing minaret in the city.
Written January 6, 2020
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Diana B
Iasi, Romania1,804 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
The church Rotonda (Ροτόντα) bears its name to the round shape. It was built by Galerius in the 4th century, and it is the oldest church in Greece. It also has a tower from the times when it was used as a mosque. Diameter 24.5 m, wall thickness over 6 m. It is worth visiting, and it is located nearby other tourist attractions.
Written November 28, 2023
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Aethelred
Cambridge, MA1,336 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This seems like a nice place and so I wanted to visit - official websites, Google maps etc told me it was open, and during main vacation time, one would also intuitively assume it is. But the Rotunda wasn't - it was just locked and deserted (Sunday late morning too!), so one could just walk around. That was kind of a bummer but still nice.
Written August 11, 2022
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Susan B
Wiesbaden, Germany213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Definitely need to make sure to see this great building. The mosaics insider are glorious. The outside has 3 "sections" - the original round central Roman (pagan) temple, the right side as the Christian apse, and the porch from the Ottoman muslims. Really neat & it captures the city's diverse history
Written February 20, 2020
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Dan R
Herzliya, Israel647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is an impressive monument which has survived for 18 centuries. Build as a Roman temple, it was successively turned into a church, mosque and now a museum. The place is quite well documented, with most panels translated in English. A plan with principal architectural elements and mosaics that survived marked on it would have helped.
Written May 1, 2022
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Keppel
Greater Manchester, UK207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is a magnificent structure and to our minds compared to the Pantheon in Rome but without the crowds.We were the only people there.Very impressive interior & of historical significance.The structure can be seen from lots of places in the city & stands out above everything else when viewing from the acropolis.
Written August 30, 2020
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