San Vitale

San Vitale, begun c. 526-527, consecrated 547, Ravenna (Italy)

San Vitale is one of the most important surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and mosaic work. It was begun in 526 or 527 under Ostrogothic rule. It was consecrated in 547 and completed soon after.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "San Vitale," in Smarthistory, December 10, 2015, accessed July 20, 2024,