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Basilica San Vitale

Via Fiandrini, Ravenna, Italy
0544-219938
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Ranked #1 of 45 Attractions in Ravenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Kampen, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Ravenna is known for is mosaics, and when visiting Ravenna, this is an absolute must-see! This building is absolutely beautiful: the architecture as well as the mosaics (both the ground and the ceiling consist of mosaics). This basilica is part of the 5 highlights of Ravenna that can be visited by buying one ticket which provides you with access to... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

the whole atmosphere is fantastic. Nowhere in Italy or in Europe (and I guess elsewhere) kept a so special atmosphere from V sec....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was the first stop on our “Ravenna mosaics tour” and was an amazing visual treat! From the frescoes on the ceiling to the marble inlaid floor to the magnificent mosaics there was so much to look at that it was dizzying. The apostles’ portraits in tile on the arches and the biblical scenes on the upper walls and the... More

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

The church of San Vitale is spectacular. It has the most beatiful mosaics you can imagine. It is very well preserved

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We bought a ticket that covered five historical attractions in Ravenna and this was easily the most beautiful. The mosaics and frescos were vibrant and incredibly well preserved. The intricate marble patterns were eye catching. It was a feast for the eyes.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is somthing to see and remain without words for several minutes hours if you want. Mosaics are just one of the fabolous things there. Silence and peace are even greater than the work of man. There are for sure not lots of men works round the world. Entrance fee is sold for 5 monuments whicih you need to see... More

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Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I know quite a bit about the Byzantium, as it is something that I have studied. Visiting the Basilica San Vitale was a definite treat for me and I can honestly say, it took my breath away! We visited the Basilica and the Mausoleum and were astounded by their beauty. We sat in the Basilica for a least half an... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

..and just stand staring awestruck by the sheer age and brilliance of the mosaics. It left a huge impression on all of us. This is not to be missed!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited from cruise ship. Took taxi from port about €25 and 15 minutes. Drive recommended and well with €10 entrance to this and 4 other churches in Ravenna. Amazing nearly 1500 years old dating back to fall of Roman empire!

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This has to be at the top of the list of attractions in Ravenna and rightly so as they are stunningly beautiful. Go early in the day to avoid too many people.

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