At the end of the 5th Century, when Theoderic had already consolidated his dominion and Arianism had become the official religion of the Court, the Arian Baptistery was built in the small square of the church of the Holy Spirit, the former Arian cathedral. The building, octagonal in shape and with four small external apses, has sunk about 2.3 metres into the ground. Nothing remains of the various stuccos and decorations which certainly covered the internal walls. The cupola, instead, is adorned with mosaics depicting the procession of the twelve Apostles and the baptism of Christ.
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The entrance fee can be purchased online or at the ticket offices six of the following museums:
Domus of Stone Carpets, National Museum of Ravenna, Mar Museum of Art of the City of Ravenna,Mausoleum of Theodoric, Crypt Rasponi and Hanging Gardens, Basilica of St. Apollinare in Classe, Museo Classis in their respective opening hours.
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