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Archiepiscopal Museum, Ravenna
(4.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
One of Ravenna's eight early Christian monuments recognized as a World Heritage Site, Archiepiscopal Museum occupies the second floor of a former bishop's palace. The oldest surviving private Christian oratory, the chapel is best known for its tapestry-like mosaics, likely created around 500 CE. While only a portion of the mosaics from the lower walls remains, the chapel vaults are lined with them. Parts of other walls contain images painted by artist Lucca Longhi, who worked here in the 16th century. Look for the mosaic depicting Jesus dressed as a victorious warrior and carrying his cross as a battering ram. Using our online itinerary creator, Ravenna attractions like Archiepiscopal Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Worths more than others: there are so many interesting things and unexpected and spectacular mosaics, partly because they are two meters and you can see how are refined in every detail. Recommended.
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  • Exposure in 4 very nice rooms. Striking a Bishop's Chair entirely made of ivory inlaid with fine workmanship. There is also the archiepiscopal chapel with its beautiful mosaics. Remarkable.
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  • If you are visiting Ravenna its most likely that you came to see the mosaics, and here its a great up close view of them. You get in with the same ticket that allows you entrance to the main attractio...  more »
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  • Very disappointing and small collection with a rude staff to add to your dissatisfaction.
  • The ivory throne, alone justifies a visit. Not to be missed. Falls within the circuit of the mosaics of Ravenna.
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  • Great ivory throne
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  • Fantastic!... Parts breathtaking, a presentation easy and full of flavor. The discovery of a whole art of stone and ivory, allowing us to tap the splendor of late Antiquity. A must-see!
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  • Very nice
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