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Aula Palatina description and photos - Germany: Trier. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Aula Palatina.
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Aula Palatina is a unique, well-preserved basilica, a magnificent monument of ancient Roman architecture. From the moment of its construction in 310, the Aula Palatina was the palace of the first Christian emperor Constantine and since then has hardly been rebuilt, despite numerous changes of owners and appointments. In this rather large flat brick building, only the interior decoration was changed. Deprived of any external decorations, Aula Palatina strikes with its majesty and austere simplicity.
After the fall of the power of Rome, the Basilica of Constantine became the residence of the Frankish kings, it was at that time that the black and white marble floors and rich inlays were irreparably damaged ... Since the 12th century, Aula Palatina served as the seat of the archbishops of Trier, and from the 17th century it became part of the elector's castle. During the Napoleonic Wars, the basilica was used as a barracks. By the decision of King Frederick Wilhelm IV of Prussia, by the middle of the 19th century, Aula Palatine was converted into the Evangelical Church of the Holy Savior.
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