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Mausoleum of Saint Constance

Local name: Mausoleo di Santa Costanza

The Mausoleum of Saint Constance (Mausoleo di Santa Costanza) in Rome is a monumental tomb erected in the 4th century on the order of the daughter of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. The building represents the style of early Christian architecture. Inside is a sarcophagus decorated with vintage scenes.

A valuable monument are mosaics that combine Christian and Roman motifs. To this day, they have survived only on the barrel vault. Here you can admire the Traditio Legis scene, in which Jesus tells St. To Piotr right of primacy.

Initially, the building was to serve as a family tomb, but it served as a baptistery, i.e. a place associated with the rite of baptism. Later, local artists met here, the internal walls are still decorated with nicknames of artists from the 18th and 19th centuries.


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    Mausoleum of Saint Constance map
    Via Nomentana 34900198 Rome , Italy