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Archiepiscopal Museum

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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...more
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Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some very worthwhile objects to view here. That ivory throne is incredible. One certainly gains insight into the strong correlation between church and state during that time period. This museum is a good supplement to the mosaics seen in the other buildings in...More

Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oil paintings on the chapel are memorable. I was intested in the architecture of Greek columns. The main altar has religious relics with Christian symbols.Christ over the vestibule shows Ravenna art. The Ivory throne in the museum dates back to 546 AD. Not allowed...More

Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was an amazing museum. Not very large so you can easily see the contents in an hour or 2. Incredible ancient artifacts. The chair made from ivory is quite a sight.

Thank John B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

For just 9.50 get a ticket to see the top 5 mosaic encrusted buildings that are part of this Unesco world heritage site. The work that must have taken years to create these beautiful portraits and pictures is astounding and equally astonishing they remain to...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is also on the combined ticket. Items of note are the early Easter Calendar, the Chapel of St.Andrew and the ivory throne, You can also access the The Duomo here also but note that it may close midday.

Thank late_starters40
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Found the mosaics here to be stunning. Sadly, you cannot take pictures. There is a small museum attached that has an incredibly hand carved ivory throne.

Thank tjb600
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This museum was one of the 5 sites we visited with our combo ticket in Ravenna, which is valid for 7 days, but it´s also possible to make them all on the same day. I think I would have skipped this bit but there´re some...More

Thank Nora K
Reviewed 27 June 2018

You can take a look at all of the exhibits in the museum in about 30 minutes and they're worth the effort, especially the Ivory Throne, and then there's the chapel which is typically ornate. This museum is slightly towards the edge of town but...More

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Just go for the chapel and the ivory throne. Some of the marble tombs and plaques are interesting but the overlay of 'religiosity' can be a bit off putting - you really feel the archbishops presence! But the chapel is a gem.

Thank sjbmbfkb
Reviewed 18 May 2018

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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