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Arch of Constantine

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Arch of Constantine
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Ancient Rome
300AD - 399AD
Constantine I
The Colosseum , Hadrian’s Villa,
Arch of Septimius Severus, Roman Forum,

Arch of Constantine history

The Arch of Constantine was a triumphal arch built by the Roman Emperor Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great, in 315AD.

Erected to commemorate Constantine’s victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312AD, the Arch of Constantine contains an inscription dedicated to the emperor which can still be read today.

The Arch of Constantine is situated next to the Colosseum and near to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. It is free to visit and there are no opening hours. As well as the Arch of Constantine, there are two other triumphal arches in Rome, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Severus.


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The Arch of Constantine was erected so as to pay tribute to the victory of Constantine at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, where he fought Maxentius in 312 AD. This event was a definitive one from the point of view of Christianity and Christian history. (comment edited by Mod)

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Address: Arch of Constantine, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy

Phone: Contact local tourist office

visitor information

Directions to Arch of Constantine:
The Arch of Constantine is situated next to the Colosseum, on the corner of Via di San Gregorio and Piazza del Colosseo. The nearest Metro station is Colosseo (Metro line B) which is just a short walk from the site.

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