Arch of Galerius and Rotunda in Thessaloniki
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About Arch of Galerius and Rotunda in Thessaloniki
The Arch of Galerius and Rotunda are two neighbouring buildings in Thessaloniki, whose history dates back to the 4th century. Both the places are an example of the brilliant minds and creativity of the people in those time because of the architectural excellence of the Thessaloniki Rotunda as well as Arch of Galerius Thessaloniki. One must visit both these places to take a sneak peek into the history of Greece.
The Arch of Galerius Thessaloniki Greece is located on the intersection of two of the most famous streets of the city, which are Egnatia and Dimitriou Gounari Streets. Though the Kamra Thessaloniki was a bigger and better version of what it is today, currently there are initiatives being taken to conserve it and save it from further destruction. Built in around 298 AD and 299 AD, The Thessaloniki Arch of Galerius earlier used to have 4 main pillars and 4 secondary pillars, out of which only 2 main pillars and 1 secondary pillar is still standing. The height of the central arch is around 12.5m, while its width is 9.7m. The Arch of Galerius Thessaloniki Greece has been carved beautifully and depicts various war scenes and other facts of the past.
The Thessaloniki Rotunda is one of the ancient monuments and buildings of Greece that is located near the Arch of Galerius Thessaloniki Greece, and is of great importance to the local people of Greece, because of the sacred beliefs of the people related to it, and the various roles that Rotunda Thessaloniki Greece has played in the past. Though the building is quite old, and its history dates back to 306AD, the place is very well maintained. The 6m thick walls of this Rotunda Thessaloniki Greece have played an important role in saving the building from some of the major natural disasters of the past. The Thessaloniki Rotunda is able to withstand earthquakes quite efficiently. Thessaloniki Rotunda is also of great importance in the history of Greece because it has served 3 religions in the past. It has been a church, a temple and a mosque. Some of the Greek publications also believe that it is the oldest church in the World, and due to these reasons, it is a popular tourists’ attraction in the city.
The names of Arch of Galerius and Rotunda are often taken together because of their nearness to each other, and due to the fact that both these historical monuments were built almost together in the past. The distance between the two buildings is about 125m, and one can view them together from a point in the city. The road connecting the Thessaloniki Arch of Galerius and Rotunda Thessaloniki is well developed, and people can easily walk from one place to another.
One must visit both these places, Thessaloniki Arch of Galerius and Thessaloniki Rotunda, to check out the history of Greece.
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Yes, photography is allowed in both the ancient masterpieces.
The distance between the two buildings is about 125m.
Day-time is the best time to visit tiffin top to experience the sun set before heading back to the main city.
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