A part of the world heritage list, located in the backyard of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna is known for its ancient and breathtaking mosaics. The small brick structure dates from around 430 AD, making it one of the oldest monuments in Ravenna. Unlike popular belief, Galla Placidia, a powerful Roman empress, was never buried here but likely commissioned the building.
- Last admittance 15 minutes before closing time
- Wheelchair accessible.
- The ticket includes the entry to Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Neonian Baptistery, Basilica of San Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and Archiepiscopal Museum and Chapel.
- Reduced Admission- EUR 8.50
- Nearest Bus stop: Viale Baracca, Via Maggiore FR Rinascita
- Osteria Del Tempo Perso
- Bistrot di Bruno Mezzoli C. S. N. C.
- Agriturismo Palazzo Manzoni
- Pizzeria Abdoni Di Barbara Abdoni & C. Snc
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95% of people who visit Ravenna include Mausoleo Di Galla Placidea in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
37.04% of people start their Mausoleo Di Galla Placidea visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mausoleo Di Galla Placidea
61.73% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mausoleo Di Galla Placidea
Unique historical landmark. The mausoleum of Galla Placidia (386-452), sister of the Roman emperor Honorius, is a Christian funerary monument. Built in the shape of a Latin cross, the building has come down to us with its unique beautiful mosaics. The place of passage from life in time to life eternal.
This one was our favourite of them all. Small, intimate with the most amazing blue sky mosaics and some with a 3D nature. The colours were exhilarating.
Ravenna is a city not many may have on the radar, but should be included in any itinerary while in the area. The mosaics in Mausoleo di Galla Placidia should not be missed as well as the major churches in the area. It can be crowded at certain times and lines queue up to enter the more popular sites, but they are all worth the wait.
Monuments in Ravenna are unique in the world. All of them are worth a visit.
Incredible christian mosaic of 5th century a.c.