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Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)

Address: Via Gioacchino Rasponi, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
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Ranked #4 of 69 things to do in Ravenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Castles, Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The most ancient of Ravenna monuments, at least with regard to when building began, it dates to the...
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Type: Religious sites, Castles, Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Ravenna is the site of several UNESCO sites, several of them being associated with beautiful mosaic art. There is a multi-site ticket available for €9.50. This is one of the sites included in this package. The baptistery is small and can become crowded, but it is worth the visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ravenna is a must visit if you want to see the amazing mosaics dating from the early Christian and Byzantine periods. Suggest you purchase a ticket to the 5 major churches and mosaics. There are an impressive set of mosaics of the apostles and the baptism of Christ. This building was thought to have started as a Roman bathhouse and... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

So hard to describe the beauty of this piece of antiquity. Sublime! You must not miss this if you visit Ravenna.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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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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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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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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