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Arch of Constantine

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Arch of Constantine.

Arch of Constantine features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Rome City Guide3-day Rome City Guide5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Majestic monument
  • Symbol of victory

Time required: 10 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line B: Colosseo station

Address: Piazza del Colosseo, Rome

Things you need to know:

  • The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome erected in A.D. 315
  • It is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome and much of its decorations were looted from earlier emperors' monuments
  • It commemorates the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in A.D. 312 when Constantine I defeated Maxentius, his rival and co-emperor
  • Supposedly, the victory came after Constantine having a vision of the Christian cross
  • The superstitious Constantine, for this reason, legalized Christianity in A.D. 313 ending centuries of persecution
  • Later Constantine himself converted to Christianity becoming the first Christian Roman emperor

What to do there:

  • Take a look at the monument from all sides

Arch of Constantine features in these preplanned City Guides: