We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rotunda of Galerius

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Vasou 1 | Vasou 1, Thessaloniki 54635, Greece
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 2310218720
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$63*
and up
Thessaloniki Walking Tour and Gastronomical Experience
More Info
$23*
and up
Thessaloniki City Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 291 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Magnificent structure

Definitely put this on your list if you are in Greece for the ruins. A walking tour that includes the Rotunda, the Arch, and Palace ruins will give you lots of photo ops, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MichVagabond
,
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 133: English reviews
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The roman monument par excellence of Thessaloniki. Roman architecture christian mosaics and the one and only minaret of the city.A monument not to be missed. The mosaic of the 4 archangels Michael Gabriel Uriel and Rafael with the mythical bird Phoenix are the best.

Helpful?
Thank constantinos s s
Amman, Jordan
Level Contributor
233 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This really is an impressive site. Probably a mausoleum or maybe a Roman temple, it became an early Christian church, a Byzantine church caught up in the iconoclast controversy, a mosque, and now a place for concerts or performances. The mosaics that survive are beautiful. Gotta love the large minaret outside.

Helpful?
1 Thank Nicole B
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

part of the gallerious complex, was a roman temple, then a christian one, then a mosque then a christian temple again , and sometimes hosts exhibitions

Helpful?
Thank giorgos_gavriilidis
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rotunda is master piece and a must see. Transformed from a church to a mosque, then church again, it is a witness to religious struggles over the ages!

Helpful?
1 Thank Cbeshay
Amiens, France
Level Contributor
82 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A building like this it can't be seen everywhere. It circle shape give it a lot of uniqueness and being inside it you can understand much about the history of the city.

Helpful?
Thank VihrenMitev
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a magnificent building, it's amazing how it survived since 4th century. It looks great from the outside, but when you go in you'll understand it deeply. When you exit this building, make sure you go towards the coast and see the walls as well.

Helpful?
Thank rainb0wyb
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roman basilica turned early Christian temple, used by the Ottomans in process. Exceptionally well preserved and a real gem. Entrance now charged 2 euros.

Helpful?
Thank DusanMih
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely put this on your list if you are in Greece for the ruins. A walking tour that includes the Rotunda, the Arch, and Palace ruins will give you lots of photo ops, with cafes, shops and other distractions along the way.

Helpful?
Thank MichVagabond
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is worthwhile to have a look inside. It's a small oasis of silence in the middle of the city for only 2 Euro (free for kids)

Helpful?
Thank Marc K
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a 3 hour walking tour of the city, visiting all of the major churches and ancient sites, and by far this was my favorite place. If you can only visit one site, this would be my recommendation. The new restoration is amazing, and definitely worth the 2 euro entrance fee (and children are free). The space if quite... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ymoustak

Travelers who viewed Rotunda of Galerius also viewed

Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region
 
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region
 

Been to Rotunda of Galerius? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rotunda of Galerius staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?