Battistero degli Ariani

Battistero degli Ariani, Ravenna

Battistero degli Ariani
4.5
09:00 - 12:00
Monday
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 12:00
Thursday
09:00 - 12:00
Friday
09:00 - 12:00
Saturday
09:00 - 12:00
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g w
52 contributions
Breathtaking
Feb 2020
Another of Ravenna's magnificent monuments, beautiful mosaics. take your time, look at it from different angles!
Written 6 March 2020
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greenmind0428
College Park, MD403 contributions
Off the Beaten Mosaic Path
Nov 2019
Built by the Arians, thr mosaics it contains are great examples of their depicting Jesus as a human form. But since it was built by this group of somewhat persecuted people, the walls have been mostly stripped bare of everything and it was an outbuilding for the church next door for centuries. The ceiling is about the only reason to visit here and it is spectacular but not necessarily for anyone but the biggest mosaic fans. But it's only a couple of Euro to get in and I do like that the entrance fee really feels like it's going to maintain this UNESCO site that did not seem to get as much foot traffic as the rest, probably due to not being part of the combo ticket.
Written 7 December 2019
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Brian M
Oxford, UK558 contributions
Not the easiest of places to find.
Sep 2019
This is not the easiest of places to find but well worth a visit as less people tend to go to the building.
Written 10 November 2019
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FifiLeHutch
London22 contributions
Quite amazing
Oct 2019
Nothing much to look at from the outside but the inside is breathtaking. There's not as much gold as San Vitali but you're so close to the mosaics, it's hard not to be incredibly moved when you see them. I was surprised and amazed by how beautiful this was
Written 4 November 2019
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JH7
Exeter, UK21 contributions
More Beauty
Sep 2019
More wonders in Ravenna - and another very peaceful and contemplative space in Ravenna.

The ceiling is sensational and a fantastic real-life example of Arianism and how important a liturgical dispute this was in the nascent years of Christianity.
Written 23 October 2019
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Patricia G
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom161 contributions
Surprising
Oct 2019
This Battistero from the outside was pretty shabby. The area was unkempt and untidy.
OMG inside was stunning. It took my breath away. I’ll never forget it!!
Written 21 October 2019
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john b
Valparaiso, IN772 contributions
Must see, 2 Euros, not on ticket for 5
Oct 2019
This was wonderful. Guy at front getting your 2 Euro's but well worth it. Down a few steps and very small. Beautiful ceiling, worth the time.
Written 16 October 2019
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Bruno Pianoro Italia
Pianoro, Italia24 contributions
Fantastic
Nov 2018
another interesting monument with byzantine mosaics you cannot miss if you decide to visit Ravenna, one of the most beautiful italian towns.
Written 9 October 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
Don't overlook this little gem
Sep 2019
While it's not included in the main Ravenna tourist ticket you should add this lovely little building to your to-do list when in Ravenna. It was built by the Theoderic the'barbarian' Ostrogoth, as was Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, so we should remember not to give the Byzantines all the credit for Ravenna's wonderful collection of mosaics. In this little baptistry all that remains is the most superb ceiling, a thing of true wonder. Although it's called the Arian Baptistry it looks likely from the Mosaic's theme that Byzantine artists were involved given that it doesn't completely conform to Arian beliefs, the key one of which was a non-belief in the trinity and that Christ was 'begotten' by God. Interesting stuff. Anyway, it's only two Euros to get in and it's well worth it. If you're their around lunchtime consider having a pizza across the piazza at the excellent Al45.
Written 28 September 2019
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walksrocco
Edmonton, Canada157 contributions
It is not what I imagine Christ looked like, but an interesting interpretation!
Sep 2019
The colours are bright and beautiful after 1500+ years! Well worth a visit! Christ looks like a wimpy teenager, but hey, I guess he was one, at some point....
Written 21 September 2019
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