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Archiepiscopal Museum, Ravenna

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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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  • Compared to other sti visited in Ravenna mi was disappointed, especially the chapel of Saint Andrew (also this UNESCO site) not excited me. I must say though that the Chair is a real gem of Massimiliano ivory
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  • Small museum. 2 tiny mosaiced areas but particularly notice the little corridor ceiling with all its differently coloured birds and the ivory carved small throne.  more »
  • Impossible to leave Ravenna without having first set foot in this interesting Museum allocated to the first and second floor of the old palace of the Archbishopric. Among the most famous works and "can't miss" the ivory cathedra of Maximilian, an unpublished work considering the material used and the spectacular Chapel of s. Andrea, an early Christian oratory built between 494 and 519, adorned with mosaics of great value and entered in UNESCO. A must see!
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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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