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. Work out when and for how long to visit Archiepiscopal Museum and other Ravenna attractions using our handy Ravenna road trip planning site .
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  • Museum entrance is included with the combined ticket (9.5/11.5 with or without the Gala Placidia mausoleum) damage pictures are prohibited but is worth for the chapel of St Andrew and the ivory throne, superb
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  • I’m not christian but I was profoundly moved by the mosaics here An absolute treat! Gorgeous would understate how beautiful the mosaics are.  more »
  • In the package of the most important artistic sites in the city, also a museum. There are reserved just for completeness. Error! The Museum is the splendidoeracchiude Chapel, a finely carved ebony Chair covered with ivory, and other pieces of the golden age of civilization of Ravenna.
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