Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Ravenna was founded in 525 AD, and its circular bell tower was built during the 9th-10th century. In the 16th century the original early-Christian layout of the church was heavily modified to the current one, in Baroque style.

The church is quite small, and there is not much to see, since the mosaics of the apsis were removed during the Baroque restructuring.

Interesting is the wooden crucifix above the main altar.
Written February 8, 2023
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princessoftravel
Hatboro, PA155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Although we read the church was not all that much to see, we made a visit here to pray at the medieval altar known for healing those with cancer as my husband is in remission from cancer. We found the altar inspirational.
Written June 24, 2016
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Edward D
358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Not a must see, but a quiet old church that I was able to sit in for quite a while. As in a surprising number of churches in Ravenna, there were individuals there praying when I entered; this helped maintain a meditative atmosphere. You can, in fact, use many churches in Ravenna in this manner, but this happens to be across the street from San Vitale.
Written July 3, 2017
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maya
Belgrade, Serbia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
we came here with a group...and it was marvelous experience to visit a church and remain a memories of ancient medevial times...nice church with calm atmosphere and we take very good tour and enjoy in a story of tourist guide..
Written June 20, 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The beautiful Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is located in the city center, in a small square just behind the apse of San Vitale. The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore was erected by Bishop Ecclesius between 525 and 532, and rebuilt in 1671 in baroque style on the basis of a design by Pietro Grossi. The facade, with salients, is devoid of decorations. In the brick wall, the simple portal opens in the center and, more elsewhere, a rectangular window. The cylindrical beautiful and interesting bell-tower dates back to the 9th-10th century. The church hosts late-Renaissance paintings and sculptures ( mosaic with the image of the Madonna and child seated ), and the tomb of the Ravenna architect Camillo Morigia (1743-1795). At the bottom of the left aisle, it is possible to admire a painting by Luca Longhi, who portrays Saint Paul visiting Saint Agatha in prison. The interesting thing about Santa Maria Maggiore Church is that Altar is dedicated to Our Lady of Tumors and is a common belief that we can be cured of cancer.
Written February 8, 2020
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nanikaprague
Prague12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Beautiful small church opposite the Galla Placidia. It has a special altar for praying for those who have cancer or heal those with cancer. Very special place.
Written June 18, 2016
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Diane K
Venice, FL4,051 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This church is right outside the complex for the UNESCO sites of San Vitale and the mausoleum Galla Placidia. It is rather plainly decorated inside in comparison to the other structures.
Written July 1, 2019
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
This is a nice little church located opposite Basilica di S. Vitale. It is free and hence good for a short visit even though it doesn't have impressive mosaic like the Basilica. As it is quiet, it is a good place for prayer.
Written October 23, 2017
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John M
Santa Cruz, CA4,376 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Compared to the spectacular basilicas with mosaics, this church is a little plain, but have a look if you are walking by. Part of our mosaic tour of Ravenna. We started with a list and only actually missed one attraction in three days. Every attraction except one out of town was reached by walking in close proximity to the historic city center. We did not move the car one time, other than to arrive and leave town. Print some papers in advance from the internet and carry them with you to help you understand what you are looking at. Buy a nice photo book to take home and continue your studies.
Written October 13, 2017
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GibBob
Blandford Forum, UK424 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Probably not worth visiting as a specific trip but assuming that you are passing by onto other monuments it is worth popping inside. Cool on a hot day.
Written June 25, 2017
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