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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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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 and fascinating insight into late-Roman Christianity

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Milan, Italy
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This building is not so big but its crammed full with amazingly beautiful mosaics. Its one of the places included in the ticket so don't miss it out

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

In any other city this would be a show stopper. The central image of Christ half submerged in the water is amazingly realistic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

There are many churches in Italy. Ravenna has many too, but the mosaic interiors are the WOW factor. For a E 9,50, you can see 5 interiors made up of mosaics not scene anywhere else but Turkey. Add a day or two to your Italy vacation and go south the Ferrara and Ravenna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This may be the oldest of the must sees of structures with mosaics. This was a pagan temple and the building has sunk, so you walk a few steps down into the structure.

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