Aula Palatina World Heritage Site

Church building in Trier, Germany

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Basilica of Constantine
German: Konstantinbasilika
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Basilica of Constantine, view from the northwest
49°45′12″N 6°38′36″E / 49.7533°N 6.6433°E / 49.7533; 6.6433Coordinates: 49°45′12″N 6°38′36″E / 49.7533°N 6.6433°E / 49.7533; 6.6433
LocationTrier
CountryGermany
DenominationEvangelical Church in Germany
Architecture
StyleEarly Christianity
Years built310
Part ofRoman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
CriteriaCultural: (i), (iii), (iv), (vi)
Reference367-007
Inscription1986 (10th session)

The Aula Palatina, also called Basilica of Constantine (German: Konstantinbasilika), at Trier, Germany is a Roman palace basilica that was commissioned by the emperor Constantine I (AD 306–337) at the beginning of the 4th century.

Today it is used as the Church of the Redeemer and owned by a congregation within the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. The basilica contains the largest extant hall from antiquity (see List of ancient Greek and Roman roofs) and is ranked a World Heritage Site. The hall has a length of 67 m, a width of 26.05 m[1] and a height of 33 m. It is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  1. ^ Ulrich 2007, p. 149

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