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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is really small and was a bit crowded, but the colours are incredible, the details, the quality of the mosaics is stunning for something that old.

Thank CXuor
Reviewed 6 days ago

The outside is Roman brick work with arches. “It is simple on the outside. But once inside we will see the oldest mosaics of Ravenna of Roman-Hellenistic style,” said guide Marta. “The dome has a golden cross turned towards the East, with a blue sky...More

Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now when you first see this place. You are going to say "Okay it's just another pile of Roman Bricks. so what!". But when you go inside that the effort is well paid for. As this is the final resting place for a woman who...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

built in 430 A.D. as a tomb for a Roman empress. Excellent mosaics that have lasted for todays enjoyment.

Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I was going to only three places in Ravenna, this would be one of them. Very impressive mosaics. It is in the same area of the St Vitale church. Another one in the top three.

Thank Prof23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was behind the Basilica di San Vitale next to the museo Nazionale. Gorgeous grounds containing all three buildings, very parklike. It was one of the five attractions on the inclusive ticket. All the buildings require a second visit and I hope one day to...More

Thank gerywag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough about the beautiful mosaics. If you go to Ravenna, you will see t-shirts, magnets with mosaic stars, this is where you see the real thing.

Thank TSullivan2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is also a must and it will not disappoint, the marble is superb, especially in the windows, The colours are amazing.

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the combined ticketing system and beside San Vitale Basilica. We were lucky, we arrived at 9am.....2 people there! This mausoleum is the most incredible place I have been. Intricate, complete mosaic panels lit by thin alabaster windows. The space is small and could...More

1  Thank SeeWhatDSees
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They only let in a few people at a time, which can be frustrating when you end up in there with a tour group. It's very beautiful inside and well worth the visit, but try to avoid going in with a large group.

Thank astaplet82
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6 April 2016|
Response from 17AliceV | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are for the entire collection of UNESCO sites in Ravenna (Museo Arcivescovile, Battistero Neoniano, Basilica Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica San Vitale, Mausoleo Galla Placidia) and it costs 9.50€ (regular ticket) or... More
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