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Review of Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)
Ranked #4 of 162 things to do in Rimini
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Sochi, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I liked this place coz it stands since Malatesta times even it is a little grey for me. There are some parts of an ancient wall.

Visited May 2014
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“Nice old cathedral”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Interesting, if not inspiring. Not really worth going out of one's way to visit. When we were there it was open in the mornings and late afternoons.

Visited September 2013
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Castile and Leon, Spain
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“Outstanding architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

A building that is considerated as the first renaissance temple in Italy, and that appears in all Art History books! A great surprise when I first saw it. The inside is beautifully decorated, many masterpieces (frescoes, sculptures,...).

Visited September 2013
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Rego Park, New York
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“Not just for art historians”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Art historians will tell you about the importance this building has in the history of Renaissance architecture, and they are right to attest to its greatness. But that is not the only reason to visit. The gleaming white exterior is mirrored by the overwhelming sculptural monuments on the interior. The building expresses a beauty, balance and refinement rare in other contemporary works. The church is an easy walk from the train station near the center of town.

Visited August 2013
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“Full of treasures!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Rimini is a small, relaxing and beautiful city. With its historic centre, it is a great place to visit. However, the highlight here is the Tempio Malatestiano. Far from any hustle and bustle, this place is full of great artworks. You will recognize it with its elegant façade and rich decorations.

Yes, when you enter the place, you will see the Giotto crucifix. Also there is the Piero della Francesca fresco of “Praying in Front of St. Sigismund”. The artist was in Rimini in 1451 and for Sigismondo Malatesta, the lord of Rimini, he executed this devotional subject. However, there is much more to see and admire. The sculptures of the little angels playing and dancing are beautiful and you would like to watch them for as long as possible. Each decoration is giving you some message which can be interpreted in many ways. Depicted is also the sign of Cancer, Sigismondo’s own zodiac sign.

There is no admission fee but also there is no brochure with some history and notes about this sight. When we visited the temple, some restoration works were taking place so I asked some questions the man who worked there. It would be good if you research it before you get to the temple.

Visited June 2012
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