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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

Via di Roma, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Via di Roma, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful on the inside, hard to describe how pretty the mosaics are. Only downside is that the tower is closed.

Thank Ekaseta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building with some amazing mosaics - This church is on a joint ticket with the other key locations in Ravenna - Just because it is away from the main sites, do not be tempted to miss it out.

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Church is wonderful, as well as the whole city. Unfortunately, the person who was taking care of this specific place was very rude... Since it was my last place to visit, after getting in I threw away the card. Then, before leaving, I stoped...More

Thank Thiago M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to have the church to ourselves and because it seems not to be used as a church anymore, the impression you get from the mosaics on the walls is simply overwhelming. Nice and well kept garden next to the church too.

Thank Dik v
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

More incredible mosaics. Loved the side panels and the parade of virgins and saints. Several school groups the day i was there. Entry as part of a combined ticket eu11.50

Thank Debbi R
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Amazingly big space with beautiful mosaics. Incredible sizzle. No seating though to take in the sight.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely 6th century mosaics. Pretty cloister garden. Peaceful provided no herds of school kids on a day trip! Don't miss. Ha dy for the station so if travelling by train make it the last item on your itinery.

Thank Clamshell-Worthing
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This church is more conventional with a long nave. Looking up there is on either side a frieze of mosaics showing on one side a row of women, and on the other side a row of men. Each figure is individual, and the figures shown...More

Thank 334kathh
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The church was amazing even without the mosaics. Add those and the stories from the guidebook and you have an amazing visit. Make sure to buy the all inclusive ticket to see all.

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The basilica was built by Teodoric, King of the Ostrogoths, in the 6th century as an Arian church. The original mosaics contained lots of Arian symbols and Gothic imagery which were later replaced by conventional Orthodox Byzanthine themes we see today. The combination ticket costs...More

Thank Ron S
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Kathryn G
What is the entrance fee without a tour?
1 May 2016|
Response from 17AliceV | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are for the entire collection of UNESCO sites in Ravenna (Museo Arcivescovile, Battistero Neoniano, Basilica Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica San Vitale, Mausoleo Galla Placidia) and it costs 9.50€ (regular ticket) or... More
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Carol S
What's the better day to come: Sunday or Monday?
27 June 2015|
Response from 17AliceV | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the season... During the summer it gets a bit crowded the whole week long...
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