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Archiepiscopal Museum

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Address: Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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+39 0544 541688
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Archiepiscopal Museum and the Chapel of St. Andrew The Archbishop's Chapel...

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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Small but a must!!

It doesn't take too long to visit and the entrance is part of a collective ticket. There are few pieces that are really stunning!!!!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It doesn't take too long to visit and the entrance is part of a collective ticket. There are few pieces that are really stunning!!!!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Small but well provided. You can see some mosaic works from close distance. Also, there are many rich explanations, in English as well. Not sure about the narrative thread - this one could be improved upon, I reckon. Entrance is included in the collective price for the 5 sites- asilica di San Vitale, Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo, Neonian Baptistery,... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Nice, small museum, well organized and also with plentiful, well-written information, in English, on its exhibits. One could spend days reading through it all. Furthermore, the Chapel of San Andrea is awe-inspiring and quite enlightening, presenting Byzantine, Christian themes and imagery quite different from those of Roman Catholicism. Admittance is included in the combo ticket, which is valid for seven... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A comprehensive display of artifacts but without a thread or narrative to provide a continuity of the history.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you are visiting Ravenna its most likely that you came to see the mosaics, and here its a great up close view of them. You get in with the same ticket that allows you entrance to the main attractions in town.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

the museum includes a small chapel with lovely mosaics, as well as some other church items such as an emerald encrusted cross. it is easy to navigate and not wearying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum has many collections of marble objects from the 9th century. The most famous objects are the ivory throne of Archbishop Maximian and the liturgical calendar of Easter. Don't miss the tiny Cappella di Sant'Andrea and it's mosaic of The Redeemer Trampling the Snake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The main reason for visiting this museum is to see the mosaics in the St Andrews Chapel, unfortunately when we arrived the chapel was occupied by a tour group getting a very detailed talk and there was no room for other tourists to get in to have a look. we waited for quite some time but the guide went on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The highlights are the mosaics in the chapel of S Andrea, which include Christ dressed as a warrior, and the 6C Ivory Throne, possibly a gift from Justinia, which is decorated with beautiful sculpted pictures.Otherwise, the most interesting things are the 6/7C stone calendar which fixed the date of Easter and an urn with a carving of the 3 kings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museum presents a few kinds of collection,well presented and well documented. The stars are the exquisite St Andrews Chapel, that was the personal chapel for the archbishop and includes wonderful figurative mosaics; the incredibly detailed ivory throne, and the calendar for calculating saints days and holidays, which looks like a sun dial. There is quite a lot of good... More 

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