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Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

Via Quattro Novembre 35, 47921, Rimini, Italy
+39 0541 51130
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A must see in Rimini

Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta ordered the reconstruction of the Gothic Franciscan basilica around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Santa Fe, NM
Sister's Visit

I wasn't able to go to this cathedral but my sisters were and they were impressed. It is centrally... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Howard, Ohio
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Via Quattro Novembre 35, 47921, Rimini, Italy
+39 0541 51130

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta ordered the reconstruction of the Gothic Franciscan basilica around 1450 as a mausoleum for he and his mistress Isotta. It was designed by the noted architect Leon Battista Alberti (who designed the upper facade of Santa Maria Novella in Florence and the...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

I wasn't able to go to this cathedral but my sisters were and they were impressed. It is centrally located near the other antiquity sites in central Rimini and certainly worth a visit. Coming from America seeing these well-maintained sites is a bit overwhelming but...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Alberti, Piero della Francesca, and even Giotto. These names are good reasons to visit this place. A fantastic decoration. Stunning.

Thank Tina A
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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.

Thank enochzenithimyuen
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.

Thank PandyPandora
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

Thank sjpo
Reviewed 3 August 2016

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

Thank Taluga1
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.

Thank lyoung81
Reviewed 5 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

Thank Nolinice
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

Thank Amit M
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