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. Use our Ravenna trip itinerary site to visit Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi) on your trip to Ravenna, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • accessible with the combined ticket: 9.5 5 sites of the city and with the mausoleum of Galla Placida 11.5 it is located next to the Museum "arcivescovile"
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  • Try see this. I persevered in a blizzard, the worst weather conditions to see this: but worth it! If it’s on that Unesco list, see it! Would’ve preferred better light to appreciate the colourful piece...  more »
  • Not easy to find, it passes easily because - this gem of mosaics. Small, but fine.
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  • Beautiful church. What's truly amazing is the 1,500+ years old mosaic. It's entire atmosphere is unique.
  • A small, intimate space with a coherent and stunning decorative scheme. Over the centuries the floor has been raised 3 metres and as a result you really feel close the the mosaics!
  • Ravenna is famous for many Bizantine sights, and the Battisterio is one of the most wonderful, with many many colorful and golden mosaics on the walls and ceiling. Definitely a must see.
  • beautiful. amazing to surviving 5th century mosaic art in it's original environment.
  • Superb mosaics in an ageless building. Wonderful colours, the procession of the apostols and the baptizing scene. One of the great monuments of Ravenna.

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