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Via Carducci, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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All reviews nice church worth a visit fragments uncrowded walls interior centuries sites
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This church was an interesting find. Not near many of the other attractions in Ravenna. A number of interesting mosaics. Because of its location, you won't have to contend with the hoards of people that you will find at some Basilicas in Ravenna.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

With such a big array of churches it is difficult to choose the top 5, but This one certainly would be one of them. I love the spire the portico and the interior

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Although nothing outstanding this lovely church is a great occasion to pause and admire centuries old artwork.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank EUcivilization
Reviewed 10 April 2018

A total contrast to the other sites in ravenna, there are barely any mosics here at all. Some fragments round the walls but otherewise it is all white paint/plaster and polished wood and tiles. A good place to go for some quiet contemplation, it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Christina E
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This church is close to the train station. In fact, its one of the 1st building 1 will notice after crossing the road from the station. Its a gem which is pretty well preserved. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Built by Galla Palcidia, so if you see her mausoleum (which is a MUST SEE in Ravenna), this church is interesting and an excellent example of architecture for this period. A good quiet place for meditation and resting your feet, which is indeed true of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Edward D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This was a nice little church- under the altar there were some steps down and a little archway which you looked through to see a little sunken room. This was flooded at the bottom and had some fish swimming in it which was pretty cool!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank B T
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Thought we had seen all there was in Ravenna when on our way to the station we found this great church. Must see and really well preserved pieces of the original mosaics for a churches that was completely destroyed.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank AdamL821
Reviewed 24 March 2017

On the advice of a couple I had met on the train from Bologna, on my way back to the station, I stopped at San Giovanni Evangelista, a handsome small church originally built in the Fifth Century by Galla Placida, then renovated in the 14th....More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It said 425, if I remember correctly, whereas the others are built in 430. We literally stumbled on it, on our way from the Railway station to the major landmarks. This one may not be so impressive as other major sites, but it's worth paying...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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