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" Built in the early 4th century AD, the iconic monument of Thessaloniki represents a pivotal moment bridging the transition from the pagan to the Christian world. Its purpose remains uncertain, with theories suggesting it served as a temple for ancient cult worship or as a potential mausoleum for Constantine the Great (306-337). This circular, domed structure stands at a height of 29.80 meters, has a diameter of 24.50 meters, and boasts walls 6.30 meters thick. Architecturally unparalleled, it draws comparisons only to the Pantheon in Rome."
"The oldest church in Thessaloniki, one of its origin stories suggests it was built in the 4th century as a temple of the god Zeus. It was later converted into a Christian temple. Note that the rotunda is closed on Tuesdays. Individual price to see the Rotunda is 6 euros, but a combined ticket is available if you want to see multiple sites. The ticket includes the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the White Tower, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki as well as the Rotunda. The ticket costs 15 euros and is valid for 3 days. "

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