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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is why earthquakes can be buggars, this huge basilica was eventually destroyed by an earthquake and now this is all that is left, massive boulders still scattered around. When I visited, in February, this area of the Forum was empty, what a nice relief....More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The Basilica of Maxentius is a huge 4th century temple, but today, of course, only bits of it remain, in the Roman Forum. Construction was begun by emperor Maxentius but after he was defeated in battle by Constantine, the latter completed it. It's worth a...More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine (circa early 3rd Century AD) is the largest standing structure in the Roman Forum. The largest remaining section of the Basilica is 3 side vaults that formed the northern aisle inside the Basilica and remnants of the eastern wall....More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I really regret that this is not open to the public, except to view it from afar. For my taste, the best view is from the edge of the Palatine Hill. From there you can start to get a sense howw very big a basilica...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very impressive structure that would be great to seen rebuilt...unique structure and height, breathtaking!

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine was an enormous building -- what remains today is less than a third of the size, and a tiny fraction of the grandeur. Started by Maxentius, he was defeated by his rival, Constantine the Great, who completed the building...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

It always takes an open mind to mentally visualise old rome but with the help of the local tourist guide books it does help.

Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

The large arches you can see today is just one third of the original Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, a mammoth hall of justice built in the early 4th century by the Emperor Maxentius and finished by Constantine I, after his defeat of Maxentius at...More

Thank Borzov
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Basically what is left standing is approximately 1/4 of the entire structure (the north long side). There would have been a matching side to the south with an expansive nave in the middle. It is the largest building in the Roman Forum and was completed...More

Thank JT_Turner3
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

You'll easily spot the outline of the Basilica of Maxentius long before to get to explore it as it really is that large. You may have seen it as you gazed across the Forum from atop the Palatine Hill viewing area. As you explore the...More

Thank David B L
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