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Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)

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Address: Via Gioacchino Rasponi, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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+39 0544 541688
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Beautiful mosaics

We found this to be another beautiful example of ancient mosaic work. Quiet, not too crowded, and you can get fairly close to the mosaics. We are early in our tour, yet to see the... read more

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Pine Island, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We found this to be another beautiful example of ancient mosaic work. Quiet, not too crowded, and you can get fairly close to the mosaics. We are early in our tour, yet to see the other sites , but this was quite awesome.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

It's called Battistero degli Ortodossi for a reason. - the art has a very pronounced Orthodox Christian touch, more than the other sites, I would say 9 I should know, as I am born and raised in an Orthodox Christian country). The arts has some interesting mixtures of Christian and pagan symbols and representations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Right next to Ravenna's Duomo, this baptistry, built in the 4th to the 5th century, contains a mosaic depicting the earliest representation in art of the baptismal of Jesus by John the Baptist. What is quite interesting—and unexpected—is that, in the mosaic, to Jesus' right, there is a personification of the River Jordan, ready to hand him a green cloth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

An octagonal baptistery dating back to the 5th Century containing one of the oldest mosaic scenes of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the river Jordan. You can sit and take in the many amazing mosaics, including the twelve apostles. There is a marble font in the centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

A very small and unassuming site beside the Duomo of Ravenna, but a highly important late-Roman / Byzantine site. The Orthodox Baptistery is an interesting counterpoint to the Arian Baptistery on the other side of town. Its mosaics are beautifully executed as elsewhere in Ravenna and possess their own points of interest. Christ here is a muscular man with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Yet another fundamental monument to visit in Ravenna. Built in the 5th century. It's wonderful to look up and think that at this time only adults were baptized. They were literally bathed in the large central boatisnal pool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

It sits on the back of the Basilica and its limited to a few tourist at a time. When we visited we only waited a couple of minutes outside until they granted access. Great example of mosaics and beautiful overall place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

visit this site for its mosaics of the baptism of Christ. lovely and small, only a visit of less than an hour. It is right beside the Archiepiscopal Museum. It shows the same general view as does the Arian Baptistry but more orthodox.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This tiny baptistery is important because the central dome portrays St. John the Baptist baptising Christ in the rivers of Jordan and is one of the earliest depictions of this subject. The mosaic of the baptism scene sits in the centre of the ceiling dome. Use the mirrors provided to help get a better view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Small but worth the visit if you are in Ravenna and love mosaics. Just buy the ticket for the 5 major sights and definitely make a stop here.

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