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Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

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Reviewed 15 January 2019
London, United Kingdom
Beautiful church

A gigantic church near to the centre of Rimini, it’s incredibly beautiful inside and free to enter... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

Was this originally meant as a church - or as something else? Worth reading about it and you will then understand! It is a very large church, used a a cathedral. Free to enter and wander round, and famous for having an original Good to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

A gigantic church near to the centre of Rimini, it’s incredibly beautiful inside and free to enter, so definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank steve_vstheworld
Reviewed 17 November 2018

The temple is unusual inside and out.The temple is beautiful and there is something very special atmosphere. The temple makes an impression. And it is cool in the heat.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nataliya S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A very lovely church, a lot of space and important cross , and rimini history is in this church; it’s not rimini first church, but the most important and all the important masses are held here;;; a place to visit 💕💕💕💕💕

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Antoniette D
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Viv27Zagreb
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 549craigd
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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ahe989222
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul B
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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