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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This impressive round building is one of the famous places in Thessaloniki. It is the oldest Thessaloniki's church, and maybe the oldest Christian church in the world. The Rotunda was built in 306 AD by Galerius, the Roman Emperor, probably as a temple of Zeus...More

4  Thank JolieMarjorie
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Unlike previous reviewers, we were able to get inside. It is undergoing extensive restoration with scaffolding all around the inside, and no information on hand to explain the historical uses of the building. It was for some time used as a mosque, as evidenced by...More

2  Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think we were lucky enough to visit the Rotunda during a quiet hour, and the peace and serenity of the building was just wonderful, and gave us plenty of time to enjoy the amazing space and frescos. A credit to Thessaloniki - a must...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge buildng with a unique architecture, build by the romans as a mausoleum, used as a chrictian orthodox church and a mosque over the past 18 centuries. Similar to Pantheon in Rome, but bigger and more impressive. Located in a very central area in Thessaloniki,...More

Thank Elias C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rotunda of Galerius is 125m northeast of the Arch of Galerius . It is also known (by its consecration and use) as the Greek Orthodox Church of Agios Georgios, and is informally called the Church of the Rotunda (or simply The Rotunda). The cylindrical...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a great monument. Who likes history must visit it. The mosaics are in good conditions and worth the visit and price, only 1€.

Thank Melquiterio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many years it has not been possible to see this fantastic historical monument from inside, but now (the rest of) beautiful mosaic works are preserved and presented by a high professional video!

Thank mv4235
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is a diffrent chapel that is must see the inside is big and the coulers are intresting most is empty accept one side

Thank Nadav M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the must sees in this often overlooked city. It is very close to the Triumphal Arch of Galerius and so there is no excuse for seeing one and not the other. The Rotunda is not surprisingly round and dates from early times (about...More

Thank Gwespyr
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This building is a must see. It is good value and only takes a 20 mins to half an hour if you are on a walking tour. It is near the arch so you can see both. The mosaics inside are amazing and well preserved.

Thank DuvetLeeds
Reviewed 2 October 2018

must be visited when in Thessaloniki. a huge building is amazing. Must read the history of this interesting place before visiting.

1  Thank mr S
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Nothing special to see, but place has great history. Before visit read about this place in some guide book. Entry is very cheap.

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