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“A must see monument !”
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Rotunda
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Thessaloniki City Tour
Ranked #9 of 114 things to do in Thessaloniki
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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 structure was built in 306 AD on the orders of the tetrarch Galerius, who was thought to have intended it to be his mausoleum.
It was more likely intended as a temple; it is not known to what god it would have been dedicated, probably Zeus.
It is really worth visiting it !!.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teddy V
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 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€.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melquiterio
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mv4235
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nadav M
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

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 4th century). It was built either as a temple or as a mausoleum to Galerius.
It's worth reading, at least a little, of the history of the building before visiting as that way they will appreciate it better.
Once inside we found it peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle of the city - it also helped that we visited when there were no organised trips visiting so I'd suggest you go during mid to late afternoon.
Admission charges are extremely cheap about 4 euro I seem to remember.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gwespyr
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