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Battistero degli Ariani

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Vicolo Degli Ariani 1, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

Built around 100 years after the other one, so around the end of the 5th century, it was used by the Arian part of the population. It holds another impressive mosaic depicting John the Baptist baptizing Jesus (who is here beardless as typical in Arian...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Admission is 1 euro and you purchase your ticket from a vending machine outside of the battistero. Signage is in both Italian and English. Again, the mosaic tile work is amazing and well with the price of admission.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank filopella
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 8 October 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rzoe
Reviewed 3 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bigo1955
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tim E
Reviewed 26 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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