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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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  • This Museum of religious art is part of the overall visit 5 major sites of Ravenna. The ticket to €11,50 "Religious works of the diocese of Ravenna" allows you to visit this nice Museum Archiepiscopal on two levels. On the first and second floor of the former Palace of the Archbishop of Ravenna, this museum shows works of religious art varied from the old cathedral or coming from other buildings now destroyed. Its Chapel of St. Andrew and its mosaics, as well as the extraordinary Chair in ivory Maximien, consecrated Bishop of Ravenna in 546 are the strongest memories of this visit.
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  • Have the chance to scrutinize it headquarters in ivory in a distant past or this Paschal calendar setting this party over several centuries, is a joy. This museum has many little treasures like this. However you can not take these memories: the photos are not allowed... But they have toilets (this is not always the case!)
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  • I made this visit. Striking is beautiful also the mosaics I really liked. Not to be missed
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