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Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

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An excellent point to start exploring the history of the town and the sorty of the most important... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Quite particular structure

The structure of this Cathedral is quite particular (it looks like a temple). Inside is more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Via Quattro Novembre 35, 47921, Rimini, Italy
+39 0541 51130
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All reviews nice church renaissance architecture piero della train station an easy walk worth a visit fresco crucifix unfinished art sculptures francis reconstruction heavily albertina passing
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent point to start exploring the history of the town and the sorty of the most important old family in Rimini

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure of this Cathedral is quite particular (it looks like a temple). Inside is more similar to a regular church with a lot of interesting sculptures.

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since seeing a photograph of the relief of Mercury I have wanted to visit this place. Inspired by Isotte, conceived by Sigismondo, their conjoined initials throughout the building, there is far more here than a cathedral graced by a gentle Giotto crucifixion. Mercury is...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 8 September 2018

In the central sector of Rimini. Leon Batista Alberti, the famous renaissance architect designed it. A famous temple of 1450 (unfinished), with the monumental tombs of Sigismondo Malatesta and his beloved woman Isotta degli Atti, and an excellent fresco of Pierro della Francesca. A must...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Malatesta Temple (or the Rimini Cathedral) is a famous example of Renaissance architecture and maybe the most illustrious monument of Rimini. It was built by Leon Battista Alberti as a precious marble casket around the gothic church of St. Francis. Construction started in 1446...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This Cathedral is not spectacular from the point of view of the external view but what I find amazing is that it is just an almost intact converted Roman temple. In white marble and full of old Roman details

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 28 December 2017

As with many Italian churches the outside is pretty plain but inside there is plenty of interest (if you like old churches - which I do). Cute little carvings of cherubs and would you believe elephants decorate the inside, it is worth a visit.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is close to the centre and the interior of the church is nice and it is free to visit. One of the must see churches in Rimini.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

the history of the tempio, off course, is sad. It 's dedicated solely to the tiran Sigismondo Malatesta.Nowadays it's famous for it's art inside.

Thank MarceluitAlmere
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Large, large, large.sober, majestic and very, very beautiful.Marble facade, decorated by sculptures.The church was heavily damaged during World War II, and then it was reconstructed.

Thank Tamsim
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Hi New York, there was a mass advertised at 1100 which I tried to attend in October 2017. At 1055 there was virtually no one in the Cathedral, no sign of a congragation, no priest evident but a man walled down the aisle... More