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Basilica of Constantine - Trier
- Basilica of Constantine - Trier
- Alt Name:
- Konstantin Basilika
- Ancient Rome
- 300AD - 399AD
- Constantine I
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about Basilica of Constantine - Trier
The Basilica of Constantine or “Konstantin Basilika” in Trier in Germany is a remnant of this city’s prominent Ancient Roman history.
Once the place where Emperor Constantine the Great would meet and greet audiences, the Basilica of Constantine was part of the development of Trier undertaken by the emperor from 306 AD. At the time, Trier, then Augusta Treverorum, was the capital of Rome’s Western Empire and the home of Constantine the Great.
In the fifth century, the Basilica of Constantine was destroyed by invading Germanic forces, but now stands restored. This is partially due to the fact that it was incorporated into a seventeenth century palace and then served as an army barracks. In 1944, the Basilica of Constantine was renovated and it is now used as a church.
The Basilica of Constantine is one of this city’s many Ancient Roman sites and part of its UNESCO World Heritage listing. It is apparently the largest single Ancient Rome room to stand intact.
Be sure to look out for the optical illusion created by the window sizes of the Basilica of Constantine, which make it look even bigger than it actually is.
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Address: Konstantinplatz, 54290 Trier, Germany
Phone: +49 6 514 2570
The Basilica of Constantine is centrally located in Trier, a German city 200km west of Frankfurt (2.5 hr drive). Buses 2, 5, 80, 87 stop by the site. Trains go between Trier and Luxembourg (1 hr) and also to Saarbruecken and Koblenz, from which there are connections to Frankfurt (3.5 hours total). Frankfiurt-Hanh Airport is located 70km to the west.
April-Oct, open daily 10am-6pm (Sundays noon-6pm) and Nov-March open daily except Mondays 11am-noon, 3pm-4pm (Sundays noon-1pm). Closed during services. Free admission.
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