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One of Ravenna's eight early Christian monuments recognized as a World Heritage Site, Archiepiscopal Museum occupies the second floor of a former bishop's palace. The oldest surviving private Christian oratory, the chapel is best known for its tapestry-like mosaics, likely created around 500 CE. While only a portion of the mosaics from the lower walls remains, the chapel vaults are lined with them. Parts of other walls contain images painted by artist Lucca Longhi, who worked here in the 16th century. Look for the mosaic depicting Jesus dressed as a victorious warrior and carrying his cross as a battering ram. Work out when and for how long to visit Archiepiscopal Museum and other Ravenna attractions using our handy Ravenna road trip planning site .
Archiepiscopal Museum Reviews
While it's included in the UNESCO combo ticket, this is the one stop of the five not devoted to mosaics. The museum is devoted to a collection of the remains of churches that did not make it through.... more »
This is a smallish museum just behind the Duomo and the Neonian Baptistry and is well worth visiting, particularly as it is part of the Ravenna multiticket. The St Andrews Chapel is a particular... more »
Nice small museum with artifacts from time of early Christians in Ravenna. It also includes St. Andrew's chapel with beautiful mosaics. Entrance is within one ticket with Ravenna UNESCO "mosaic churches".
Small and can easily be seen in 20 min.
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