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Rotunda of Galerius

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Address: 1 Vassou | Vasou 1, Thessaloniki 546 35, Greece
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Just Wow!

An amazing piece of architecture, looking like the sister of the Pantheon in Rome. Impressive thick walls. Beautiful mosaics on the ceiling. Good explanations about the monument... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bucharest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing piece of architecture, looking like the sister of the Pantheon in Rome. Impressive thick walls. Beautiful mosaics on the ceiling. Good explanations about the monument at the entrance and inside. Rotonda is classified World Heritage by UNESCO. Only 1 Euro the entrance fee!

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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rotonda is absolutely fantastic: there, you can see all the layers of history! A circular building where you can find traits of Byzantine architecture and mosaics, minaret of Ottoman period and other stuffs regarding to orthodox church. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Om superb monument located in downtown Thessaloniki, access to facil.Cupola is impressive monument is the monument and historical data are displayed in English at the entrance.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is one of the highlights of Tessaloniki . Once inside even though it is an empty structure from the remaining mosaics and frescos you are witness of the struggles over the ages of different religions and different cultures . Somehow I wished that here , and not inside this structure but very close by on the grounds , was... More 

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Even just walking around the outside one can appreciate just how beautifully this building has been designed, detailed and constructed. Again.....just keep walking....so much to see.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Scale and continuity define this magnificent structure. It might not be so pretty from the outside but you will be impressed by the unforgettable space created inside. You are keenly aware that this has been a sacred place ( temple, church, mosque and church again) continuously in use for almost two thousand years! Its crowning glory is the dazzling array... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This one is absolutely worth a visit. Not that you need to spend a lot of time, but you should definitely take a step inside. I was amazed when entering, because it felt like it was larger on the inside than the outside! The entrance fee is reasonable (2 Euros) and you need approximately 20 minutes.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Surrounding area is a little off-putting but you experience a definite 'wow' factor when you enter. Take time to study the amazing Byzantine mosaics within the dome and side-alcoves. A quite remarkable building with multi-layers of history to wonder about. Needs time and space, and possibly a guide, to appreciate best, although there is a good video explaining the mosaics.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

OK, it's smaller than the Pantheon, but not much- about 2/3 the size? a huge unbroken space, san occulus, that for Thessaloniki's urban scale is enormous, lots of mosaics intact, especially the irds and fruits and flowers in the arches, and a beautiful sense of space. Of, and Herman Melville stopped in on his grand tour! I learned this with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Right in the center of Thessaloniki, easy to find, just off Egnatia street, very close to ''Kamara'', the Arch of Galerious, which is another highlight of the city! After years of restoration it is open to public,worth the visit as it is an impressive structure, though not much to see inside but you can feel the glory of its past....

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