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Address: | Plateia Ag. Georgiou, Thessaloniki 546 35, Greece
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+30231 096 8860
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Originate as a roman temple, converted to an orthodox church during Τheodosius byzantine emperor, degenerated to an otoman mosque during the dark ages of Thessaloniky. It is now... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Originate as a roman temple, converted to an orthodox church during Τheodosius byzantine emperor, degenerated to an otoman mosque during the dark ages of Thessaloniky. It is now a leaving evidenvce of Thessaloniki's historical path through ages. You can just stay speachless considering the turns and depth of history at this city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most important surviving examples of an early Christian church from the Greek speaking part of the Roman Empire that would become the Byzantine Empire. A Roman temple, possibly intended as a mausoleum in 306 AD when built by Galerius, converted to a Christian church in 326 AD by Constantine l, when it was decorated with the fine... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite looking like a valuable in someone's sightseeing list, there's nothing special or noteworthy happening here. The building is in a neglected condition and offers nothing but a view of a simple and old monument.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of rotonda is next to the Arch of Galerius, this monument is indeed beautiful. We visited on Monday and is closing day. However we still can admire the exterior of these massive building. Why is called rotonda? because of its round from. There is a 2€ entrance fee, I heard it worth the price to see inside

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One can hardly imagine how magnificent this building would had been. It remains as a standing monument attached to the main historical events if Thessaloniki.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built as a mausoleum, adapted as a church then as a mosque, it is now open as a museum. The mosaics in the apse (added to convert it to a church), in the central dome and some of the niches are of a very fine quality, but those in the dome are rather too far from the visitor for optimal... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mausoleum of Roman Emperor Galerius, later a Christian church, and then a mosque. It is now the Church of the Rotunda and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a magnificent building. The mosaics that have escaped the Ottoman 'interventions' manifest the beauty of this mausoleum that became a Christian church and a mosque. Very good restauration.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ancient structure used by numerous empires, as imperial monument, church, mosque and now archaeological site. Very interesting site with eons of history whose traces are evident on the site.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had visited the place 40 years ago and it was a mess. My recent visit to the restored monument allowed me to appreciate the beautiful mosaics of the early Christian era that have survived over the centuries.

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