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Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

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Address: Via Quattro Novembre 35, 47921, Rimini, Italy
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+39 0541 51130

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Nothing to look at from the outside but worth a visit

This unfinished church is very ordinary looking from the outside, but inside, whilst not in the same league as the mosaic churches in Ravenna, it is fairly impressive. There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both the exterior and interior design of the church is really arty-crafty. You can make a stop at this church if you are at Rimini train station, it is only a few minutes away from it and it is the midway to Arco d'Augusto.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This unfinished church is very ordinary looking from the outside, but inside, whilst not in the same league as the mosaic churches in Ravenna, it is fairly impressive. There are some old frescoes and nice marble and carved decoration.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

One of the rulers of Rimini built this large church originally as a 'family church' to express his glory, etc. The outside is unfinished (and suffered from earthquakes, etc) but inside it is spacious and full of captivating details, mostly Renaissance ones

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

5 minutes walk from the train station and very close to the center and the main attractions of Rimini.

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano) has history including surviving wars, read up prior to going. Take time to view all the detail outside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

we were able to get to the square and and participate to the Sunday service in this very large and incredibly well lit cathedral, it might feel "empty" to the lovers of the Italian baroque, but it si gorgeous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This austere cathedral is a marvel of holy simplicity and should not be missed on a visit to Rimini. Of particular note is a fresco by Piero dell Francesca

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Beautiful. Be carefull to find the right time for the visit, meaning when it is open for public, not during the service. Worth seeing . Keepk quiet and enjoy the atmosphere

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This unfinished Franciscan cathedral was built in the 13th C. but was reconstructed and enlarged in the Renaissance style by feudal ruler Sigismondo Malatesta between 1450-68 while the bell tower dates from the 16th C. The wide marble façade with large blind arcades on the sides was designed by famous architect Leon Battista Alberti and is decorated with sculptures while... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This cathedral is simply amazing as it has undergone transformations about 5 times and you do get the sense of different influences. It was initially built in the XIth c as a Benedictine Church than acquired by the Franciscans (XIIIth c) and probably went through its greatest transformation under Malatesta (XVth c).The architecture is impressive. Watch out for all the... More 

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