Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Ravenna: Hours, Address, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia Reviews: 5/5

Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
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Renan
Rome, Italy137 contributions
Small, but beautiful
Jul 2021 • Couples
Simple, but interesting. It takes no more than 5 minutes to take a look. Close to the main church. Overall, quite beautiful
Written 18 July 2021
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jacologne
Cologne, Germany104 contributions
must see
Jun 2021
stunning, rare sight (appart from Ravenna, where they have a ton off this). Definitly take your time to enjoy and - if interessted - make shure to consult a guide to help understanding the iconography
Written 23 June 2021
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David-in-Kent-UK
Canterbury, UK96 contributions
More amazing mosaics
Jun 2021
The mosaics at the Mausoleo di Galla Placida have been beautifully kept, and are worth seeing. Again, tickets are for specific times and must be booked in advance (even if only a few minutes in advance). Give yourself time to let your eyes adjust to the dark and really appreciate the mosaics.
Written 16 June 2021
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trooper92
St. Gallen550 contributions
Small but yet impressive
Oct 2020 • Couples
You may be surprised how small this tomb is - but the alabaster windows, star covered ceiling and mosaics make it a very special place. Usually it takes bit long until hurried tourists have left and you have the place for yourself.
Written 24 October 2020
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,345 contributions
6th Century Mosaics
Oct 2019
This small but well preserved mausolean is a must see. The mosaics are from the 6th century. Look closely and you will see figures the four evangelists and the apostles and there are 507 gold starts in this building.

Your time is limited because of the demand on the attraction. So drink in the sight while you can.
Written 27 September 2020
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maya
Belgrade, Serbia71 contributions
it was pleasant and great for all my learning abut architecture...
Sep 2019
the favourite part was my investigation of light of a church.it was marvelous.on a brigth day it was fascinating.and on sunny day it was quite good for taking a nice photos...so enjoy in next autumn day at ravenna.
Written 22 August 2020
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,104 contributions
Extraordinary craftsmanship
Jul 2019
This “mausoleum” originally was built as a chapel, cross shaped and never served as the tomb of Galla Placidia (daughter, sister and mother of Theodosian dynasty who ruled this part of the Byzantine-Roman Empire), a misconception that dates from the Middle Ages.

This structure along with other seven are listed as Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna, easy to visit: just buy the ticket in a bookshop near San Vitale, a combined ticket for five places (Basilica of St. Vitale, Mausoleum Galla Placidia, Basilica of St. Apollinare Nuovo, Neonian Baptistery and Archiepiscopal museum) and be patient to queue in each of the places to visit. The ticket is valid for 7 days so in order to visit them all, better split in 2 days.

Bring coins; there is a “phone-guide” that explains the works while can see them directly.
Written 17 May 2020
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Kjellaug T
Sandnes, Norway135 contributions
Small but beautiful
Oct 2019
This chapel is small, but still filled with beautiful colored mosaics with amazing details all over the walls and the ceiling.
Written 30 April 2020
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Stephen D
Manchester, UK586 contributions
Stunning
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is the highlight of a truly stunning collection of mosaics in Ravenna. A combined ticket gets entry to five sites.
This mausoleum is the smallest and we were lucky to have to ourselves (a rarity but coronavirus has a silver lining!).
The quality of the work is amazing and the images remain as bright as the day they were created.
Written 10 March 2020
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g w
52 contributions
A pearl
Feb 2020
Another of the magnificent monuments of Ravenna, this place can overwhelm you beyond its small dimensions... Awesome.
Written 6 March 2020
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