The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine (Italian: Basilica di Massenzio), sometimes known as the Basilica Nova - meaning "new basilica" - or Basilica of Maxentius, is an ancient building in the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy. It was the largest building in the Forum.
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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    08:30 - 18:15

  • Tue

    08:30 - 18:15

  • Wed

    08:30 - 18:15

  • Thu

    08:30 - 18:15

  • Fri

    08:30 - 18:15

  • Sat

    08:30 - 18:15

  • Sun

    08:30 - 18:15

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  • sharon hixson

    - 22 August 2018 -

    So beautiful. Most definitely come see it

  • Milen Dimitrov

    - 13 July 2018 -

    This building was the largest ever built on the Roman Forum, and was known as Basilica Nova. It was used for a court-house, and for gathering of large number of Romans. It housed the giant statue of Constantine, now standing in the Capitoline Museum. Instead of having columns to support the ceiling, there were arches and the roof was not flat, so its weight could be held by the arches. Only the north facade is now still standing. Despite this fact, when entering the Basilica, one feels so small and could imagine how did the ordinary Roman citizen felt in front of the court.

  • Rasp Berry

    - 26 April 2018 -

    Halfly preserved remains of huge roman basilica, you can recognize in the dome concrete, "coffer" elements similar of those in Pantheon which explains how it survived for so long. The biggest roman structure that can be seen on Forum.

  • Tshepiso Ramaboa

    - 05 January 2018 -

    Amazing ADVANCED Basilica

  • jian gu

    - 25 December 2017 -

    Such a huge structure, awe stirring.

  • elias ziade

    - 22 November 2017 -

    Gargantuan building leaves you wondering how such a feet was possible thousands of years ago.

  • David Sarkies

    - 14 October 2017 -

    Apparently this used to be an ancient Roman bank, or at least the tour guide said so, and he claimed to have made everything up.

  • Jeremy Genin

    - 03 September 2017 -

    This place is so big, but many people miss it! Check this one out

  • Stephen Wagner

    - 09 December 2015 -

    A truly massive ruin. It's especially impressive when you consider that only a portion it remains standing; the rest has been lost to time. For safety reasons you can't walk beneath the high arched ceiling, but when standing just a few meters away you'll certainly be able to appreciate the structure's grandeur.

Basilica of Maxentius tours

Skip the Line: Colosseum Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Official Guided Tour - Only for Ticket or Rome Pass Holders

Choose the start time to suit your schedule, then meet your guide in central Rome. With your skip-the-line ticket in hand (not included), head past the queues and straight inside the Colosseum to begin your tour. As you explore, gain insight into the spectacular yet bloodthirsty entertainments...

Archaeological Sights of Rome Walking Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

During this tour you will explore the most important archaeological sights in Rome. We'll start from the Roman Forum, the area that was the heart of the Roman empire and the core of religion, business, politics of the Eternal City. We will check out the Forum square, with its beautiful public...

24 or 48hr Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Skip-the-line Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Explore Rome at your leisure with this hop-on- hop-off ticket valid for 24 or 48-hours. These feature gives you the opportunity to choose your own schedule and spend your time however you desire. In the morning , choosing between 11:00am or 12:30am,  you will have your Ancient Rome guided group...

Colosseum, Roman forum and Palatine hill

- 3 hours tour of the main archaeological areas of the city - starting time 8:30 am all year around and every hour till 1:30 pm from the last Sunday of October to 15 February 2:00 pm from 16 February to 15 March 2:30 pm from the 16th to the last Saturday of March 4:15 pm from...

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