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Battistero degli Ariani

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To be seen after visiting the Baptistery Neonano

Here the style has moved towards the more rigid and symbolic style of Byzantium. Christ is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brussels, Belgium
One Euro Well Spent

There is not much to see, but the ceiling was brilliant. I made reference to the bland exterior of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here the style has moved towards the more rigid and symbolic style of Byzantium. Christ is represented naked for the first time.

Thank filopella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much to see, but the ceiling was brilliant. I made reference to the bland exterior of this building contrasted by the sumptuous interior decoration of this building when I taught art history, so it was quite thrilling to view it in person....More

Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The iconography shows Byzantine and late roman influence. The Baptism of Christ and floral decoration tells us about Roman art. Enjoy a step into a world that does not exist.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to see some beautiful mosaics. Since it is smaller you can really see the detail even on the ceiling. Worth visiting. Included in the common fee for the in town sights.

Thank John B
Reviewed October 8, 2018

There are 5 sites in Ravenna that contain 4th - 6th century Byzantine style mosaics. It’s the reason tourists visit this small city. Some of the images are extraordinary, like the one of John baptizing Christ.

Thank rzoe
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Baptistery of the Arians was erected during the era of Theodoric towards the end of the fifth century. The building has an octagonal structure and is under the current ground level for a little more than 2 meters. The dome of the Baptistery is...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Small and intimate place to see Mosaics in Ravenna. We found it much more spiritual than the larger churches.

Thank Tim E
Reviewed August 25, 2018

This one is not on the combined ticket and costs I think 1 euro, which you do via a machine. There was an attendant there to assist. I was the only one in there. This one's mosaic looks very similar to the Neon Baptistry, however,...More

Thank tjb600
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The intimacy of the Battistero was as exceptional as all the other mosaics we saw, but each in it’s own special way is exceptional and very special to enjoy and treasure as a memory

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the many battisteros that exits in Ravenna and this one is oabsolutely worth visit because it has such great mosaics with incredible visual illusions. Beautiful and worth 16 minutes of your visit to Ravenna

Thank rickyspa1
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