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Archiepiscopal Museum

Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Archiepiscopal Museum and the Chapel of St. Andrew The Archbishop's Chapel of St. Andrew is guarded as a gemstone inside the Bishop's Palace. It was the private chapel of the bishops of Ravenna and it was built and decorated with mosaics from 494 till 519. Set up inside the rooms of the Bishop's Palace, the collection of the Archiepiscopal Museum contains epigraphs, the Cathedral treasure, remains of mosaics from the ancient Basilica of Ursus and above all the ivory throne of the bishop Maximian (6th century).
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Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was extremely interesting and contains many wonderful pieces e.g. the ivory carved bishop’s throne and Roman artifacts. The museum also contains the gorgeous little Capella di Sant-Andrea, the private chapel of the bishop, with its magnificent mosaics. The mosaics depict many local birds and...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum has some interesting Roman pieces but the star is the chapel of Saint Andrew. As elsewhere in Ravenna, it is covered in mosaics on every surface and includes over 90 depictions of local birds. It looks a bit odd in a museum but...More

Thank AJJS1
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a very impressive and beautiful church with exceptional mosaics. Don’t miss this site while visiting Ravenna. The Chapel of Sant'Andrea or Archiepiscopal Chapel is the only existing archiepiscopal chapel of the early Christian era that has been preserved intact. It was erected by...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Covered by our combined ticket it was worth a visit and has some interesting artefact's besides more mosaics.

Thank kaff_12
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The collection here includes a fantastic Ivory Bishops Throne and also an entire chapel, moved from its original location. Well worth a visit for these two highlights alone.

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The museum is covered by the combined ticket. It's rather small but they have a few interesting items on display, namely pretty good mosaic pieces. Photography is not allowed.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Some interesting items, but NO pictures are allowed, not even without flash. The only museum visited so far in Italy with that policy. The Cappelle is the closest look you're going to get to in situ church mosaics, and is very beautiful (but you can't...More

Thank Donna D S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Fascinating and well set out museum with excellent background information which fills in several gaps for thosr visiting the town's world famous mosaics

Thank Guido05111605
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the 5 attractions on the group entrance ticket that is often overlooked. It is well laid out with some really old sculptures and so forth. Being next to the Battistero Neoniano it is convenient as well as being able to sell...More

Thank PhilTheTraveller
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We almost didn't go and that would have been a real shame. A lovely little chapel with rich mosaics, the first Bishop's throne with exquisite carved ivory, and a few other treasures made this small museum absolutely worth the hour or so it took.

Thank Shariann L
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