Mausoleo di Teodorico

Mausoleo di Teodorico, Ravenna

Mausoleo di Teodorico
3.5
Historic Sites • Cemeteries
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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rdudhia211
London, UK66 contributions
A change from the mosaics!
Jul 2020
This simple mausoleum is slightly out of the way but interesting to see, set in a lovely park location. This is a great opportunity to walk in the park and enjoy some time in nature.
Written August 3, 2020
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g w
52 contributions
A magnificent piece of history
Feb 2020
Definitely, worth a visit. Maybe overshadowed by Ravenna's mosaics, this magnificent monument was once by the seashore...! The lady at the Tourist Info Office near by was very nice and helpful, listened and offered options. Near by are the remains of a magnificent fortress (Rocca Brancaleone). All within walking distance from the city center...!
Written March 6, 2020
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greenmind0428
College Park, MD403 contributions
Worth a Walk in the Park
Nov 2019
Situated in a beautiful park, it's a nice place to walk outside the main part of Ravenna. It is not quite far enough to take a bus (it's just past the train station) but not close enough to see in a single day along with the rest of the UNESCO sites in the center of town - and it's a separate fee.

The tomb is spectacular looking from the outside and provides pretty good views but inside it's just another marble building. There are plenty of placards in the park explaining who Teodorico was and why his tomb is important but, really, this attraction is as good at a distance as it is up close.
Written December 7, 2019
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Brian M
Oxford, UK558 contributions
A small building.
Sep 2019
This site is just outside the city set in a pleasant park. The building itself is quite interesting architecturally., One can walk up to the second floor for some good vistas of the park. There is also a good souvenir shop where the entrance tickets can be purchased.
Written November 10, 2019
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gpp
Grosse Pointe Park, MI111 contributions
Not worth the price of the ticket
Nov 2019
The monument was long ago looted/stripped of artistic elements. No mosaics, no statues, no inscriptions, It is now simply a naked structure. Big, but that's it. Also, it is at considerable distance from the city center and the beautiful churches there and their wonderful mosaics/art works. The admission charge (€4) is ridiculous; it should be free. OK, I know, Ravenna lives from tourism. But at the least the admission should be included (as a freebie) as part of the charge to other monuments. My advice, don't waste your time (and money) unless and until you have exhausted the rich treasures of the city center. Also, the books and souvenirs in the shop where the tickets are sold were priced higher than the very same items available in the biglietteria at the San Vitale. Hmmm.
Written November 2, 2019
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john b
Valparaiso, IN788 contributions
Far walk, 5 Euro's, we say skip if no time
Oct 2019
We wanted to walk and this was far away. Nothing inside but a big tub...suppose to be him Tomb? Keep thinking we were missing something. The Building is very interesting but to us not worth the walk, time or money. The surrounding park is very nice.
Written October 16, 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
Pay your respects if you have the time
Sep 2019
This is a little way away from the major 'mosaic' attractions and if you've only got one day in Ravenna you'll probably give it a miss. But if you're here for a few days then try and have a look. It's a fascinating building in it's own right. While it has little or no decoration it is really is a monolithic monster; the roof for example is one piece of Istrian stone calculated to weigh some 230 tons. There's also a massive porphyry tub which presumably where Theoderic was buried, although sadly when Justinian took control of Ravenna Theoderic's body was removed, apparently no-one knows where too. At the end of the day Sant' Appolinaire Nuova and the Arian Baptistery were constructed under the instruction of Theo, so we should show this supposed 'barbarian' a bit of respect with a short visit to his one-time tomb.
Written September 28, 2019
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NYCDesign78
New York City, NY187 contributions
Skip if you're on a tight schedule
Sep 2019
Architecturally somewhat interesting and historically significant, sure. But a hike to get to with very little payoff. If you have a few days in Ravenna, by all means, take a trip in the morning to go see it.

But we only had one day there and felt very disappointed that we spent so much time getting there and then had to rush the other sites which were MUCH better.

None of the artwork remains. There's just a large sarcophagus in the middle. Not very interesting.
Written September 23, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Special for history lovers
Aug 2019
This tomb is from the 5th century, when Teodoric was the ruler of the Wetern Roman Empire. It is not on the "tourist" route, so if you are not a history fan, you can skip it.
Written September 6, 2019
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Photodude45
Shenyang, China342 contributions
Bit of a hike there.
Aug 2019
It's a bit of a hike to Theodoric's mausoleum. If you are really interested in the history and of 5thc architecture then it's worth it. Otherwise stay in town. If you must go then go early in the morning before it really gets hot. There is not any water for sale here so be prepared to have water with you before you set out.
Written September 1, 2019
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