Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), Ravenna

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Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), erected partly on the site of a Roman bath, represents the most ancient monument remaining in Ravenna. The octagonal shape symbolizes the seven days of the week plus the day of resurrection. Look toward the ceiling for a mosaic of John baptizing Jesus, with the twelve apostles surrounding the pair in the outside ring. UNESCO recognized the art here as both early Christian and decidedly Greco-Roman, and thus a piece of world heritage. Avoid timing your visit with that of a tour group, as they allow in only a limited number of tourists at one time. Take a look at our Ravenna trip generator to schedule your visit to Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Small place, given its function, especially impresses its dome of mosaics, which should look at it from several different angles to appreciate all the prospects.
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  • Falls within the circuit of monuments to visit with one ticket together with Saint Apollinare, San Vitale, Mausoleo Galla Placidia and Museo Archbishopric. Among all the monuments it seemed the least valued, so it would be worthwhile introducing some more description in the building, so you don't have to depend on the presence of a guide. Even chart patterns on the evolution of the work (something like underground levels), could give more information.
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  • Well protected by UNESCO. It takes its name from Bishop Neone. Beautiful mosaics. To know its history and visiting hours, please refer to the websites.
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  • Even if the mosaics in here are not the most wonderful in Ravenna you can still this baptistery (former roman bath if I'm not wrong) Is still a must-see.
  • Superb mosaics in an ageless building. Wonderful colours, the procession of the apostols and the baptizing scene. One of the great monuments of Ravenna.
  • Not the most stunning place of Ravenna, but in 99% of the other cities this would be THE highlight. Mosaics here are, again, so very impressive...
  • Remarkable frescoes.
  • Espetacular