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Battistero Neoniano

Updated 04/11/2014

Fodor's Review

Next door to Ravenna's 18th-century cathedral, the baptistery has one of the town's most important mosaics. It dates from the beginning of the 5th century AD, with work continuing through the century. In keeping with the building's role, the great mosaic in the dome shows the baptism of Christ, and beneath are the Apostles. The lowest register of mosaics contains Christian symbols, the Throne of God, and the Cross. Note the naked figure kneeling next to Christ—he is the personification of the River Jordan.

Sight Information

Address:

Via Battistero, Ravenna, 48100, Italy

Phone:

0544-541688-reservations; 800-303999-toll-free information

Sight Details:

  • Combination ticket €9.50 (includes all diocesan monuments)
  • Nov.–Feb., daily 10–4:45; Mar. and Oct., daily 9:30–5:15; Apr.–Sept., daily 9–6:45 (last entry 15 min before closing)

Updated 04/11/2014

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