Battistero degli Ariani, Ravenna

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Admire the exquisite ceiling mosaic at Battistero degli Ariani, a Christian monument and World Heritage Site. Built at the end of the 5th century by Ostrogothic ruler of Ravenna Theodoric, the structure was reconsecrated as an oratory dedicated to the Virgin Mary after the fall of Arian rule in 561. The only remaining decoration within the walls of the octagonal building is the intricate mosaic that adorns the ceiling. Look up to view the scenes depicting the baptism of Christ surrounded by the twelve apostles. Plan to visit Battistero degli Ariani and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ravenna attractions using our Ravenna travel website .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Smaller and more sheltered than the other Neonian Baptistery, that, is not included in the ticket of the mosaics, but costs only 1 euro and the dome is really worth, to complete the tour of the marvelous mosaics of Ravenna. Not surprisingly, is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I had the misfortune of not being able to visit the Interior of the baptistery for reasons of time, but I was able to appreciate the magnificent façade and the beauty of the square outside, hiding in the alleys of the old town of Ravenna. I will be back
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  • August 12, 2017
    Smaller than the Orthodox baptistery, somewhat hidden in the beautiful alleys of Ravenna, is worth a visit. Is empty, there is the baptistery, but your time is worth euro ticket.
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  • Beautiful baptistery with extraordinary mosaics.
  • Another Unesco Heritage Site, mosaic wonder showing the baptism of a youthful looking Jesus.
  • It's totally free and opens till 7:30 pm in summer time. Not a bad idea to start with it ;)
  • ההיסטוריה הנוצרית מדווחת על המאבקים שהיו בזרמים השונים של הנצרות הקדומה על עקרונות האמונה. ה-אריאנים היו פלג באמונה הקתולית שהיו להם דעות משלהם ועל כך הוצאו מחיק הכנסייה ונודע. בראוונה נמצא בית טבילה שלהם עם פסיפס מרהיב על תקרת.
  • The mosaics of the dome are appealing. Fascinating place!
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Famous for its ancient mosaics, Ravenna is packed with boutique hotels and luxury resorts. Stay near the center of the city for easy foot access to numerous museums, galleries, and World Heritage archeological sites. A less expensive alternative to brand-name hotels, small B&Bs located just minutes from the tourist-driven central districts offer access to secure parking and private yards. Alternatively, you can explore a host of self-catering apartments and private cottages in the picturesque countryside surrounding the city.
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