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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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"carved ivory"
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"combined ticket"
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"bishop's throne"
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"small chapel"
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"interesting things"
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"local birds"
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"st andrews"
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"his face"
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"sun dial"
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"coloured birds"
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"worth a visit"
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"lovely mosaics"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Obviously art and culture is very subjective, but for me the chapel was the absolute highlight of the museum. In fact, my husband and I zoomed through the rest in about 10 minutes. The chapel is absolutely gorgeous with vividly-colored mosaics on the ceiling, including...More

Thank Meghan J
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I’m not christian but I was profoundly moved by the mosaics here An absolute treat! Gorgeous would understate how beautiful the mosaics are.

Thank Phillips3675
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This museum houses a superb and important selection of late Roman and Early Christian artifacts in ivory, mosaic, sculpture, metal. It is well worth the time it takes to visit. Labels are in both Italian and English.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

There are other interesting things in the museum, which is not that large, but you should not skip it because of the chapel inside the museum.

Thank Prof23
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Explored Ravenna and my own and bought a ticket from the shop opposite the exit point of Basilica di S. Vitale for EUR9.50/- which cover 5 sites including this museum, Basilica S Vitale and the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. The ticket is well worth it...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Ofcourse I like the throne too, but the gorgeous little chapel is the real hightlight of this small but excellent museum.

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 21 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
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