Ravenna cathedral San Vitale - mosaics
Italy

Ravenna

cathedral San Vitale
mosaics in choir and apsis

UNESCO World heritage

The church was begun in 526 and in 547 consecrated to Saint Vitalis. It is one of the most important examples of late antique and early Byzantine art and architecture. San Vitale is primarily famous for its abundance of elaborate mosaics, particularly for the two portraits of Justinian and his wife Theodora in the lower Apsis.


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