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Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)

Via Gioacchino Rasponi, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 215201
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Ranked #3 of 49 Attractions in Ravenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Castles, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Owner description: The most ancient of Ravenna monuments, at least with regard to when building began, it dates to the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 5th... more » Owner description: The most ancient of Ravenna monuments, at least with regard to when building began, it dates to the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 5th century. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

As soon as you look up from the font to the dome you become aware of the exquisite workmanship that went into the building. Again, rather crowded but worth while making sure to see all round.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Excellent Byzantine-era mosaic, with central feature a representation of Jesus's baptism in the Jordan River. Part of the Ravenna mosaic circuit not to be missed.

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Cupertino, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I kept thinking that there was no way this would surpass the Basilica since it was so small-and while it didn't surpass, it was equal. Beautiful, intimate and other-wordly.

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Madrid, Spain
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A nice place to pop in and enjoy Ravenna's mosaics. The best example is the baptism of Christ by S. John Bapt. Take a look to the representation of the river Jordan. It follows the same patterns as the Romans'. An old man, with a mantle. To see an even more "roman" representation, check the Arrian Battistero.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

On this kind-of-honeymoon tour of Latin Europe, inc. Italy, France and Spain, We visited and revisited the most memorable places from more than 20 years of travelling I first heard of this place from a local, and it was 'only' a stop on the way to Venezia. And what a memorable one As I write this the brilliance and liveliness,... More

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Beautiful and shows important time in Christian church history. Need to get explanation elsewhere as no English is provided.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You are brought back of 16 centuries in a world you never even guessed existed... stay there for at least 10 minutes, and you'll get it!

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Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Neonian baptistry was also a very beautiful place to visit, with beautiful mosaics. It was also close to the center of town,

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Loved Ravenna. Loved the mosaics. And loved this place. It doesn't take long to see, and the artistry is amazing--as is the fact the mosaics are in such good condition 1500 or so years after they were created.

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Punta Marina Terme, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Even if the mosaics in here are not the most wonderful in Ravenna you can still this baptistry (former roman bath if I'm not wrong) Is still a must-see

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