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“The bishop throne” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Archiepiscopal Museum

Archiepiscopal Museum
Piazza Arcivescovado, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Ranked #9 of 46 Attractions in Ravenna
Type: Religious Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Dublin, Ireland
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“The bishop throne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Small museum with at least 2 masterpieces. One is the bishop throne, with the carved scenes from the old and new testament, that represents a piece of early christian art. The other one is the chapel of San Andrea with its beautiful mosaic. Get the combo ticket and don't miss this hidden gem.

Visited May 2014
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Ostuni
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“The ivory throne is unique.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The highlight of a visit to this small museum must surely be the sight of the bishops throne. Exquisite carving and of great historic interest.

Visited July 2014
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“Don't pass it by. Beautiful and good rest stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Truthfully, we stopped here looking for a restroom (they have a nice one) because it was close to the baptistery we had just left and it was free on the combined ticket. But, so glad we did stop here and we stayed longer than intended. Surprised what we saw. The museum didn't do much for us after many hours of being awed by the mosaics in Ravenna. But, we were once again awed by this chapel. Different from the rest of Ravenna. It was cool inside. Large and uncrowded. Very easy to enjoy. Plenty of places to sit and take it all in. A nice rest stop as well as beautiful.

Visited May 2014
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“Lots of tomb stones”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The museum has some really unique pieces like the archbishop's ivory chair and a wall calendar, as well as a stunning small chapel, but most of the collection is funerary art and not particularly impressive. But the museum is right next to the Neoniano Baptistry and included in the combo ticket, so you can just pop in and see the few interesting things.

Visited June 2014
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“The churches, Batisteries and Mausoleum dwindle the museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The museum would be nice elsewhere. In Ravena, after you visit the real monuments, it is difficult to present a museum that will impress you.

Visited May 2014
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