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Archiepiscopal Museum, Ravenna

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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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  • The main reason for visiting this museum is to see the mosaics in the St Andrews Chapel, unfortunately when we arrived the chapel was occupied by a tour group getting a very detailed talk and there wa...  read more »
  • The highlights are the mosaics in the chapel of S Andrea, which include Christ dressed as a warrior, and the 6C Ivory Throne, possibly a gift from Justinia, which is decorated with beautiful sculpted ...  read more »
  • Visited a bit hastily and with the aim of seeing the beautiful chapel, shows but other goodies you can't miss. Meanwhile, the entrance to the vaulted Chapel, to me, is comparable only to the mausoleum of Galla Placidia and then there's the thrill of being inside a private place of worship (as was intended). Gorgeous! But you can't you shall not take the throne of Maximianus is a masterpiece of breathtaking chisel. Since it is part of the ticket, not toss!
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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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