Mausoleo di Teodorico
Mausoleo di Teodorico
3.5
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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RobertCMelb
Melbourne, Australia81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Although historically important, there is not much to see other than a bare stone structure and the base of a porphry sarcophagus It is a long walk from town to get there and barely worthwhile.
Written 3 May 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The Mausoleum of Theodoric is one seven early Christian monuments and mosaics of Ravenna inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The mausoleum is a single building with a decagonal shape, constructed as two levels, one above the other. The tomb of Theodoric was originally kept in the mausoleum, but was removed after the Byzantine reconquest of Ravenna. The porphyry sarcophagus of Theodoric is on exhibit on the upper floor though. The rest of the mausoleum is bereft of decorations. The mausoleum is also interesting because of the use of opus quadratum construction technique where precisely cut stones are locked together without the use of mortar. To be honest, there's not a lot to see and you'll likely spend more time watching the introductory video in the reception.
Written 12 July 2023
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Theodoric the Great was king of the Ostrogoths from 475 to 526 AD, and from 511 he controlled also the Visigothic Kingdom. In 526 AD he died in Ravenna , the capital of his reign, and he was interred in Ravenna in the mausoleum bearing his name, but his bones were later scattered and his mausoleum was converted to a church after 540 AD.

The mausoleum is made of Istrian stone, and its roof consists of a single carved stone 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter weighing 230 tonnes.

There are two rooms in the mausoleum:
- a lower room, totally bare;
- an upper room, with a few traces of frescoes and a large Roman porphyry tub, that served as a sarcophagus for king Theodoric.

The mausoleum was inscribed with seven other "Early Christian Monuments and Mosaics of Ravenna" buildings as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

There is a cumulative and cheaper ticket, allowing to visit Theodoric's Mausoleum, the National Museum, and the Basilica of Saint Apollinaris in Classe.
Written 9 February 2023
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Francisco Jose Fernandez Sanchez
Las Rozas, Spain601 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It is located on the outskirts of Ravenna, if you do not have a vehicle you have to walk for about half an hour to access it, but it is worth it because you can take the walk along the old walls of Ravenna
We did it that way but when we arrived at about 4:30 p.m. the access was closed, because in winter all the museums close at 5:00 p.m., and an hour before they no longer let you in, keep that in mind for visits
So and the whole walk was worth it because the building can be seen from the outside
It is located in a beautiful area on the outskirts of Ravenna, and the access apart from the building allows you to enjoy a pleasant walk in the park that surrounds the mausoleum
Written 23 January 2023
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Scielbi
Santa Fe, NM1,287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We spent the entire day before touring Ravenna with a guide. The only way to really see & understand what you are seeing with with a guide.We used Sandro Farinelli+ 39 348 0077786. He has guided us in several cities in Italy and is FANTASTIC. He guides in Italian, English & Spanish & we can't recommend him highly enough.
Written 4 November 2022
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BirdBrain99
Greater London, UK232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This building is situated in a park and overlooks trees and gardens. The interior is decorated with an empty sarcophagus. The space is lite by slits and crosses in the monumental masonry. Well worth a visit.
Written 15 October 2022
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dgjohansson
Ronneby, Sweden1,591 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This one is the least interesting of the 8 sites included in the world heritage. The main interest is from the outside, which you easily can see if you walk into the passage through the park, located between the entrance to the mausoleum and the ticket shop. Of the 8 sites in town, this is definitely number 8.
Written 24 September 2022
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Roberto4547
Boston, MA1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
How is it that TripAdvisor provides NO historic information -even just a brief description with a link would be great.
Written 18 July 2022
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mvidro
Washington DC, DC430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We walked from our lodging at city center on a hot day. Fortunately, the monument is in a pleasant park, with shaded benches so catch your breath. We particularly enjoyed seeing the repurposed Roman porphyry tub in which this Ostrogothic king was once buried. Very cool.
Written 19 June 2022
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jreloj
Melby, Denmark23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Not much to see, in a park that should be a landmark for horrible city planning and architecture. A sad outing from the to otherwise nice Ravenna city center. No reason to buy the entrance, other than contributing to the salaries of the idle guards.
Written 11 December 2021
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