Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine - Rome

The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine dates back to the 4th century AD. Construction began in 308 under orders from the emperor Maxentius, and was completed in 312 by Constantine I after his defeat of the former at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. The building consisted of a central nave covered by three groin vaults suspended 39 metres above the floor on four large piers, ending in an apse at the western end containing a colossal statue of Constantine. Today, only the northern aisle remains. Many agree that the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine is a prime example of the cutting-edge and impressive nature of Roman engineering work, as at the time of construction, it used the most advanced engineering techniques known and thus this unique building – the biggest of the Roman Forum – was built.

Opening

Open daily from 9 am - 6 pm (or 1 hour before sunsand). Guided tour possible- reserve by telephone.

Prices

Tickets include entry to the Palatine hill and to the Colloseum. Full rate: €9 (+€2 supplement during times of exhibitons). Reduced rate for European citizen aged 18-24: €4.50 (+ 2€). Free entry for European citizens aged under 18 or over 65.


Address : Via Salara Vecchia 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo

Bus : Bus : C3, H, 30, 44, 60, 63, 75, 81, 85, 87, 95, 117, 130, 160, 170, 175, 186, 271, 571, 628, 630, 715, 716, 780, 781, 810, 850. Tram 8 : Arenula

Phone : +39 0639967700

Fax : +39 0639750950

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