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Mausoleo di Santa Costanza

#151 of 1,429 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via Nomentana 349, 00162 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 8620 5456
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Originally built as a mausoleum in the fourth century for Costanza, son of...

Originally built as a mausoleum in the fourth century for Costanza, son of Constantine, this church was transformed into a baptistery and then into a church towards the middle of the second century.

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Ravenna in Rome

This amazing, historic and truly beautiful place belongs in all books of architecture, history and art. Just come in and sit for 15 or 20 minutes and the serenity sweeps through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Well it's nice there. Impressive sarcophagus. That said it would be nice if the place have had written information in English. If it was there we didn't find it.

Thank Morten A
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This amazing, historic and truly beautiful place belongs in all books of architecture, history and art. Just come in and sit for 15 or 20 minutes and the serenity sweeps through your body as you marvel at the miraculous space surrounding you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

both mausoleo and church are graphical and beautiful and very old. I am glad I didn't miss this rare place in my visit to Rome. catacombs visit option too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Very well preserved mosaics - roman from 4th century and christian from at least 7th century. Unlike ancient frescoes, the mosaics have preserved their vivid colours. Truly beautiful! And pay attention to stunning details (like on first photo attached). Place is so quiet and easily accessible with subway. Just few steps away are ancient basilica and catacombs. Totally worth a... More 

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Tucked away out of the city centre on Nomentana this small mausoleum is a haven of peace. The mosaics are charmingly complete and the general ambience peaceful. lights for the interior are 0.40 euros and don't last long so take change. Pay a visit too to Santa Agnieza with her sweet story.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We walked 5km slowly from Campo Di Fiori to this location taking in other great historic sites on the way. But this is an amazing building - especially to survive much less messed about with than many other early churches in Rome. Make sure you put some Euros in to get the lights turned on! We suspect some people came... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

There are some interesting mosaics and you can feel the age of the place. It's circular with a domed roof; it's apparent that it was originally designed as a mausoleum rather than a church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

Anonymous621's directions are spot on and Vincent M's review provides a superb guide to this site- thank you both! Well worth a visit. Quick and easy to access on the Metro Line B. You can easily do this little trip in about an hour from a central Rome Metro station but be sure to check your timings to ensure that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

This mausoleum (now a church) was built by the Emperor Constantine for his daughter. It is a round building with intact 4th Century mosaics. There is also an entrance to one of the catacombs near by. It is lovely and very quite... just outside the city walls but a sea of calm in the midst of a bustling city. Well... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We are admittedly biased towards Context Travel. During our two week stay in Italy, we completed approximately 15 tours with them in Rome, Florence, and Venice. So, I think it is safe to say we had a variety of tour styles and docent personalities during our vacation. I had been to the catacombs in Peru and although at the time... More 

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