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Archiepiscopal Museum

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Address: Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Archiepiscopal Museum and the Chapel of St. Andrew The Archbishop's Chapel...

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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Another great stop while in Ravenna

If you are visiting Ravenna its most likely that you came to see the mosaics, and here its a great up close view of them. You get in with the same ticket that allows you entrance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are visiting Ravenna its most likely that you came to see the mosaics, and here its a great up close view of them. You get in with the same ticket that allows you entrance to the main attractions in town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

the museum includes a small chapel with lovely mosaics, as well as some other church items such as an emerald encrusted cross. it is easy to navigate and not wearying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum has many collections of marble objects from the 9th century. The most famous objects are the ivory throne of Archbishop Maximian and the liturgical calendar of Easter. Don't miss the tiny Cappella di Sant'Andrea and it's mosaic of The Redeemer Trampling the Snake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The main reason for visiting this museum is to see the mosaics in the St Andrews Chapel, unfortunately when we arrived the chapel was occupied by a tour group getting a very detailed talk and there was no room for other tourists to get in to have a look. we waited for quite some time but the guide went on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The highlights are the mosaics in the chapel of S Andrea, which include Christ dressed as a warrior, and the 6C Ivory Throne, possibly a gift from Justinia, which is decorated with beautiful sculpted pictures.Otherwise, the most interesting things are the 6/7C stone calendar which fixed the date of Easter and an urn with a carving of the 3 kings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This museum presents a few kinds of collection,well presented and well documented. The stars are the exquisite St Andrews Chapel, that was the personal chapel for the archbishop and includes wonderful figurative mosaics; the incredibly detailed ivory throne, and the calendar for calculating saints days and holidays, which looks like a sun dial. There is quite a lot of good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The highlight of the museum is a chapel showing many of the early Christian symbols. There are also several beautiful works in ivory-a throne and a calendar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This museum is quite small, but it has some good stuff on display. It has a chapel full of mosaics, and also the entry hall to that chapel has a roof filled with mosaics. Then there is a stunning ivory throne. There is also a sun dial that was special for some reason, but I forgot the details. Picture taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting the nearby Baptistry (a tourist 'do do') be sure not to miss a visit to this museum. It has many wonderful exhibits, but 2 real 'headliners' : St.Andrew's Chapel, a tiny serene gem with stunning mosaics and the white marble Easter calendar 'calculator'. Make sure to visit for these alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This museum is on the UNESCO Ravenna mosaic pass and it is near the Neonian Baptistery and Ravenna Duomo. It has some very interesting early Christian relics. It also has a 6th century marble calendar to determine Easter Sundays. Another room houses an exquisite ivory throne. However, the central display is the mosaics. These are a must see along with... More 

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