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Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)

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Address: Via Gioacchino Rasponi, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
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The most ancient of Ravenna monuments, at least with regard to when...

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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If you have read my reviews about Ravenna, then you know that not matter where you go, is going to be a beautiful experience. Art and food! Yeah ! 2016 has commenced really nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have read my reviews about Ravenna, then you know that not matter where you go, is going to be a beautiful experience. Art and food! Yeah ! 2016 has commenced really nice with Ravenna and Modena!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ravenna is famous for many Bisantine sights, and the Battiserio is one of the most wonderful, with many many colorful and golden mosaics on the walls and ceiling. Definitely a must see.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Large Byzantine baptistry with ancient mosaics, very worthwhile to see. Also, quite peaceful, and a good place to sit down for a little while.

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Thank Panda234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

this roman temple was converted into a baptistery that sits next to the large cathedral, the mosaics are wonderful and small size of the building provides intimate viewing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous. This is an orthodox baptistery from the 5th century. After you visit here, I recommend seeing the Arian baptistery and comparing the depictions of Jesus' baptism.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The octagonal brick structure of The Neonian Baptistery built at the end of the 4th or start of the 5th century is the most ancient monument in the city. The building, part of Bishop Urso’s great basilica destroyed in 1734, was finished by Bishop Neon at the end of the 5th century when the mosaic decorations were added. The dome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We went to all of the main mosaic sites. All were incredible but this was the one I could have stayed for hours. Hard to explain the feeling of time, mystery, craft, passion, love.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

After all the large buildings, this small baptistry is a quick visit and has some nice interior mosaics.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This very old baptistery is absolutely perfect. The mosaics are awesome, and everything is at eye level, so you can enjoy them up close. The baptismal font itself is very large. Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is the Orthodox baptistery, which was in competition, as it were, with the Arian baptistry. The two have beautiful mosaics in common. This site is part of the five-sites ticket. The decoration focuses on the baptism of Jesus, just as the Arian baptistery does.

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