We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna

Via di Roma 13, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 482477
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Some great art.

When we visited we were the only people visiting in the building. Some amazing modern mosaics with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clockwise47597
,
London, United Kingdom
Modern Mosaics in the city of old mosaics!

Don't be put off! There's some great work in here. Modern work, and work from throughout the 20th... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Terry C
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 192 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Built in the early 16th century, the cloister of the Abbey of Saint Maria in Porto gets its name from the Loggia del Giardino, better known as the Loggetta Lombardesca, from the Campionese and Lombard workers, operating there under the direction of Tullio Lombardo. The original building underwent changes in its use and function from the period of the Napoleonic suppressions, up until its renovation in the early 1970s. The only things remaining of the original building are the cloister, with original renaissance proportions, the layout of spaces and the elegant loggia with five arches, which has become the monumental emergence and symbol of the entire complex. Currently, the Loggetta Lombardesca is home to the Art Museum of the city of Ravenna, since 2002 the Institution of the Municipality of Ravenna. With the creation of the Institution, the museum (which was already the Municipal Art Gallery) has relaunched its cultural activities. It has combined the already-consolidated activity of preservation and promotion of the patrimony with a well-structured cultural production, by creating the International Mosaic Documentation Centre, and also an exhibition activity, allowing the results of the most advanced scientific research to be divulged. The museum moves in various directions, in order to investigate art workshops, from the wide topics of contemporaneity in a historical perspective, to the frontiers of emerging creativity and from work to promote the patrimony to the recovery of material culture and manufactured articles.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great art” (2 reviews)
“picasso” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Via di Roma 13, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
CONTACT
+39 0544 482477
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ravenna
from US$110.20
More Info
from US$250.10
More Info
from US$82.20
More Info
from US$70.30
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (192)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"permanent exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"great art"
in 2 reviews
"picasso"
in 2 reviews
"exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"contemporary"
in 4 reviews
"artists"
in 4 reviews
"museum"
in 8 reviews
"unesco"
in 2 reviews
"century"
in 3 reviews
"mosaics"
in 16 reviews
"sites"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited we were the only people visiting in the building. Some amazing modern mosaics with the paintboards inspiring them on the ground floor. Very helpful staff.

Thank Clockwise47597
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Don't be put off! There's some great work in here. Modern work, and work from throughout the 20th Century. Painters and Mosaicists working together, including Mark Chagall. Some great works, not just traditional work, either. There's a great piece using nozzles from spray cans. The...More

Thank Terry C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 November 2017

After a day looking at ancient mosaics, it was really interesting looking at the evolution in the modern art. I was fascinated by the use of new materials and the colours. It completes perfectly a visit of the mosaics in Ravenna.

Thank CXuor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Decided to spend the last 2 hours of our day trip to Ravenna here and so glad we did. The modern mosaic exhibition was fantastic. Large bright often humorous mosaic sculptures from the vast hay bales outside to the bright multicoloured statues and the jolly...More

1  Thank whinfellwanderer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Every other year (in odd years) there is a spectacular exhibit of mosaics from artists all over the world. This is an absolute must see if you admire the imagination of contemporary mosaics.

Thank TSullivan2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 October 2017

As part of the biennial exhibition of mosaics in Ravenna, this museum puts on a brilliant show of mosaics from all around the world, perfectly showcased and accompanied by their permanent exhibition of artworks and mosaics. Great venue, pleasant cafeteria and a well-stocked if rather...More

Thank 1nv1ctaH0g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2017

MAR, formerly a 1502 monastery, reeks history both inside and out. It's adjacent to a church on the historic Via Roma and has an expansive front lawn with modern sculpture pieces on it. Inside you'll find a good section on the history of mosaics into...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you are traveling to Ravenna to see the 5-6th century mosaics at the UNESCO sites, then you must go to the Mar di mosaici. There is quite a collection of contemporary mosaics, some 3-d and fabric mosaics. There are also paintings that have been...More

1  Thank thepetalpusher
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 June 2016

great art and sculpture - well worth the time it took to go round - marvellous mosaics and the odd Picasso here and there!

Thank Bradleys74
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Enough here to keep you occupied for half a day. The temporary exhibition was a bit hit and miss but the permanent artworks were interesting and the general atmosphere of the place was refreshing.

Thank XOrchard
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 37 hotels in Ravenna
Palazzo Bezzi
841 reviews
.24 km away
Hotel Italia
131 reviews
.42 km away
Hotel Roma
268 reviews
.48 km away
NH Ravenna
1,048 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pizzeria dal Gladiatore
465 reviews
.25 km away
Cinema Alexander Ristorante
1,033 reviews
.41 km away
Trattoria al Cerchio
927 reviews
.39 km away
Il mandarino
128 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Battistero degli Ariani
696 reviews
.63 km away
Basilica di S. Giovanni Evangelista
207 reviews
.46 km away
Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna
645 reviews
.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit