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Basilica of Maxentius

Via Sacra 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building was the largest ever built on the Roman Forum, and was known as Basilica Nova. It was used for a court-house, and for gathering of large number of Romans. It housed the giant statue of Constantine, now standing in the Capitoline Museum. Instead...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

At one time this might had been the biggest building in the Roman Forum, only part of it now remains. The Basilica of Maxentius was built in the 312 AD by Constantine I after the victory of Maxentius.

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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

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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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