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Archiepiscopal Museum

Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Archiepiscopal Museum and the Chapel of St. Andrew The Archbishop's Chapel of St. Andrew is guarded as a gemstone inside the Bishop's Palace. It was the private chapel of the bishops of Ravenna and it was built and decorated with mosaics from 494 till 519. Set up inside the rooms of the Bishop's Palace, the collection of the Archiepiscopal Museum contains epigraphs, the Cathedral treasure, remains of mosaics from the ancient Basilica of Ursus and above all the ivory throne of the bishop Maximian (6th century).
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Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And get very upset if you get at all excited. Kids be warned, a 54 year old and a 65 year old man got told off quite severely. That being said the chapel with the angels holding up the symbols of christ is wonderful. There...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A small museum with a few interesting pieces - for us it was one of the least interesting places we visited in our tour of Ravenna. The centerpiece is the ivory Cathedra - a 6th century bishop's seat generally regarded as one of the best...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

It is a small and pretty museum, with a lot of interesting things in it, like mosaics, ancient stones, paintings and decorations.

Thank Puri P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This was extremely interesting and contains many wonderful pieces e.g. the ivory carved bishop’s throne and Roman artifacts. The museum also contains the gorgeous little Capella di Sant-Andrea, the private chapel of the bishop, with its magnificent mosaics. The mosaics depict many local birds and...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The museum has some interesting Roman pieces but the star is the chapel of Saint Andrew. As elsewhere in Ravenna, it is covered in mosaics on every surface and includes over 90 depictions of local birds. It looks a bit odd in a museum but...More

Thank AJJS1
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a very impressive and beautiful church with exceptional mosaics. Don’t miss this site while visiting Ravenna. The Chapel of Sant'Andrea or Archiepiscopal Chapel is the only existing archiepiscopal chapel of the early Christian era that has been preserved intact. It was erected by...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Covered by our combined ticket it was worth a visit and has some interesting artefact's besides more mosaics.

Thank kaff_12
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The collection here includes a fantastic Ivory Bishops Throne and also an entire chapel, moved from its original location. Well worth a visit for these two highlights alone.

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The museum is covered by the combined ticket. It's rather small but they have a few interesting items on display, namely pretty good mosaic pieces. Photography is not allowed.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Some interesting items, but NO pictures are allowed, not even without flash. The only museum visited so far in Italy with that policy. The Cappelle is the closest look you're going to get to in situ church mosaics, and is very beautiful (but you can't...More

Thank Donna D S
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