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Battistero degli Ariani

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Address: Vicolo Degli Ariani 1, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 35404
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Nice place for history lovers

I think it's not in top ten and not a must see, but this place is actually very interesting for history and religion lovers 'cause arianism was/is part of christianity that's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Zagreb, Croatia

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it's not in top ten and not a must see, but this place is actually very interesting for history and religion lovers 'cause arianism was/is part of christianity that's declared as heresis and doesn't exist notable any more, but in the 4th and 5th century was much spread in christian world. The access is free of charge and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

It's free. Just 5 minutes on foot from the station. Beautiful pattern on the ceiling inside. 駅から約5分で小さな祠です。天井内側の絵は荘厳ですが親しみも持てます。無料ですし、穏やかな気分になれます。一度是非。

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Orvieto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Try to visit just before it closes when you might have the place to yourselves and will be better able to see the details of the mosaics under the electric light.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

the Arian (Christian) religion was only a little different and so is this baptistery. Look at the picture of Christ and you can see what is meant. it emphasised Christ's human nature more so than did the Orthodox. the Mosaics are lovely even if you are not interested in the details.

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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

On a tour of Ravenna's superb collections of beautifully preserved mosaic artworks, it would be easy to become blasé but the workmanship, inspiration and colours hold the observer in thrall at each location. Unforgettable works.

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The only free-entrance spot among the World Heritage sites in Ravenna, but when we visited on 10 October, the site was under construction and no visitor allowed. Wish they can get it done fast enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you are in Ravenna visiting all the churches in the old city, and especially seeing all the mosaics, some of them gold, is a must... the city itself is a little gem. And its treasures are many.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I think it is amazing to have the opportunity to see not only an early Christian mosaic, but early mosaics created for a sect that was considered heretical by the council of Nicaea and others. It is a wonder they still exist.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Of the many mosaic sites in Ravenna, this is the only one that can be visited for free. It is just one small room, but the mosaics are as good as in the other places.

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Ravenna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

but its mosaics are worth the price, believe me !! it belonged to the followers of the ancient priest Arius, nothing to do with the Nazis, much to do with King Theoderic the Great

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