San Vitale Basilica

San Vitale Basilica

Built in 548, this octagonal brick church contains some of the most celebrated Byzantine mosaics in the West.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248554
Names
Basilica di San Vitale
San Vitale Basilica
Styles

Timeline

525

Bishop Ecclesius of Ravenna travels with Pope John to Constantinople.

526

Construction of San Vitale Basilica

548

San Vitale Basilica Completed

790

Construction of Palatine Chapel