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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Address: Via di Roma, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A must stop on your visit to Ravenna

This is one of 5 places to visit with a single ticket that you can buy for about ten euro and it allows you to visit the main attraction and must see historical places in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Carlos C
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of 5 places to visit with a single ticket that you can buy for about ten euro and it allows you to visit the main attraction and must see historical places in Ravenna. You can purchase your ticket there and walk to the other five from there.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this old church has lovely Byzantine mosaics. Look especially for an image of the Last Supper around a Roman table, and the three Wise Men in leopard pants! it is definitely worth a visit even if you are not interested in History.

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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful morning strolling through Ravenna's charming streets and then into one superb artistic treasure after another. The multiple entry ticket is great value as you can use it for up to 7 days if you wish as it is date-stamped.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my favourite building in Ravenna and one not to be rushed. The central nave is divided into 12 columns (the 12 Apostles) made of Greek marble. On the left wall there are stunning mosaics telling the story of Christ's miracles and parables. On the right wall are stories about Christ's passion and Resurrection. Look out for the Three... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mosaics here seem the most impressive but other visitors feel San Vitale or Mausoleo are the best. Maybe it's because they don't dominate in quite the same way and 'undermine' the purpose of the building which is in essence for worship not for admiration of craftsmanship, The arch over the main space and the saints along the walls are... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica was one of the 5 sites on our Museum Pass. Cost in total Euro 9.50. To see these amazing mosaic works in the churches, preserved with colours dazzling, it was a memory to stay with me for a lifetime.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you have seen the other basilica in Ravenna, take the time to visit this one. It is one of the 8 UNESCO heritage sites in Ravenna. The mosaics are quite distinct. It dates from the 6th C - thus more than 1500 years ago. The ceiling is coffered and intricately designed. The mosaics lining each side of the... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last place we visited while in Ravenna. We had been in every other UNESCO sight and marveled at all the mosaics, but when we entered this church our jaws dropped. Absolutely beautiful. Must see.

Thank MrsMcCool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should visit, easily can spend an hour, hour and a half. Recommend. You can buy a pass to visit Saint Vicole, the Basilica and Baptistery within one week

Thank Alexander Y
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stunning mosaics dominate the basilica. I particularly liked the three kings, wearing red caps, offering their presents to the virgin and child, and the picture of Theoderic's palace, to which the Byzantines added veils, leaving disembodied hands attached to the pillars

Thank Voil

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