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Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

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One famous temple of the renaissance era

In the central sector of Rimini. Leon Batista Alberti, the famous renaissance architect designed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larissa, Greece
One of Rimini's highlights.

The Malatesta Temple (or the Rimini Cathedral) is a famous example of Renaissance architecture and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 July 6, 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

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Reviewed December 28, 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.

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Reviewed October 21, 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 October 11, 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.

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Reviewed October 9, 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.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Absolutely amazing, wow effect 100%. Worth a visit at night when nobody is around and you could imagine the impression our grang-grand-grand parent used to feel passing by. Tempio Malatestiano is really something special and I never thought that something of this kind could be...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Tempio Malatestiano is a big and beautiful church, but it is not much to see in it. In spite of that, it is still a must-see in Rimini.

Thank Puri P
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We were walking in central Rimini and saw a big line of people waiting to enter the Cathedral, so we joined inside. The Basilica of Malatestiano Temple is simply amazing, the architecture, the art, the statues, all are worth your time. A must see in...More

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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